In Search of a United States National Security Strategy: Republic of South Africa
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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This research report is an analysis and assessment of the essential characteristics and qualities of U.S. national security policy toward South Africa. The constructive engagement policy strategy of the U.S. does not provide a measurement criteria to determine its impact on apartheid and whether or not policy objectives have been achieved. The extent of current Soviet influence in the southern African region does not warrant the East-West conflict as the dominant factor underlying U.S. policy. U.S. policy has had minimum impact in alleviating regional instability and U.S. economic interests have been adversely affected. The realities of U.S. policy have not significantly advanced the cause of human rights and basic American value concepts. Some U.S. policy modifications are recommended to promote long-term U.S. national interests.
- Government and Political Science