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The Role of Security Assistance in US National Security Strategy.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This essay outlines The Role of Security Assistance or, in a narrower sense, the transfer of arms and supplies of warfare in U.S. National Security Strategy. In illustrating how national interests and national objectives form the basis of national strategy, the author intend to convey a vision of the important relationship between foreign and defense policies in forming an integrated strategic approach to securing U.S. interests in international relations. He uses the medium of Security Assistance because this is a good example of linkage between foreign and defense policies in identifying and furthering U.S. interests. Furthermore, he argues that helping friends and allies acquire the means to defend themselves is a productive, low cost and low risk investment in our own security. Security Assistance supports deterrence, promotes regional stability, helps to ensure access to vital overseas military facilities, lessens our own military requirements, and limits the potential of our involvement in dangerous conflicts. This paper is an analysis of the U.S. Security Assistance program, the major worldwide arms suppliers, and the returns that we get for our Security Assistance efforts. Our relationships with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is reviewed as an example of how we pursue U.S. interests in one region of the world and the essay is concluded with several overall trends and conclusions on the role of Security Assistance in U.S. Strategy.
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