A Revisionist View of Nation Assistance in Africa
Individual study project,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The purpose of this examination is to reach a conclusion as to the value of nation assistance in Africa as an instrument of strategic policy. Recent developments in the Soviet Union and Europe have markedly changed the international landscape. As the international system changes so will the nature of the threat to the United States interests. Future threats to national security will increasingly emanate from economic and demographic issues in addition to political or ideological differences. The principal role of the military will be to prevent and limit conflict and project power to the points of influence to thwart threats to peace. Security assistance in the form of economic and military aid has long been considered an indispensable means of nurturing relations with other nations. This study seeks to examine the benefits of security assistance, more specifically--nation assistance--as a means to counter the threat to world stability. Africa is the authors backdrop because it may well be the most dynamic region in the world during the coming years. Additionally, the author evaluates The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers role as the principal provider of nation assistance. The authors proposed changes provide a frame work for improved identification, selection, and execution of nation assistance programs.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics