A Strategic Imperative for the 90s: Expanding Bilateral Engineer Assistance
Military studies project 8 Aug 1990-5 Apr 1991
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Major changes have occurred in the threats and challenges the United States must contend with in the years ahead. The Cold War has ended and a new world order is emerging. At the same time the global environment is being severely degraded, economic problems abound, and proliferation of weapons to third world countries is becoming the primary threat to world peace. These strategic circumstances and domestic fiscal constraints dictate that we re- examine our national security strategy. One strategic initiative that would greatly help to address the emerging threats and challenges, and strengthen Americas economy and security, is a substantial increase in bilateral engineer assistance. The initiative would also help to build new democracies and foster the new world order. The Department of State needs to take the lead on this initiative and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers should be designated as the primary engineer agent. This paper examines recent changes in the world situation and why bilateral engineer assistance should be increased, provides recommendations regarding the conduct of this initiative, and address why the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers should be the primary engineer agent.
- Administration and Management
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations