The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: The Saudi Arabian Experience and Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper addresses two basic questions Has the USACE learned anything from its Saudi Arabian experience Is this type mission for the USACE an effective use of U.S. power in the foreign policy arena An Engineer Studies Center report and various General Officer memoirs along with other Corps of Engineers historical data wer reviewed. Personal interviews with Corps of Engineers officers and a representative of the State Department were conducted. It was concluded that the USACE performed well in Saudi Arabia. The Corps learned or relearned many lessons that are applicable to any future USACE mission overseas. It was obvious to all interviewed, as well as to the author, that the USACE has serve U.S. foreign policy interests well in the past and remains ready and able to contribute positively to future U.S. foreign policy efforts through Nation Building anywhere in the world.
- Government and Political Science
- Civil Engineering