Accession Number:

ADA209502

Title:

Humanitarian Assistance/Civic Action Funding Requirements for Special Operations Forces

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-07

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

With the U.S. Department of Defenses entry into the Humanitarian AssistanceCivic Action area, particularly in Central America, it faces many challenges. In particular, the use of properly appropriated funds to conduct these type missions and projects is paramount. This study seeks to examine why problems exist in funding and explore the reasons. Background of funding, the humanitarian assistance concept itself and Special Operations Forces missions are analyzed to give insight into DODs involvement into what has historically been a State Department responsibility. Reasons for sensitivity and detailed oversight on behalf of the Congress and State Department provide insight into the statutes and controls imposed upon DOD. A look at the operational level where execution occurs sheds light on problems in organization, coordination, command relationships and planning. Finally, conclusions are drawn from this analysis and recommendations offered to correct the funding problem.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE