Accession Number:

ADA238798

Title:

The Efficacy of U.S. and U.S.S.R. Arms Transfers for the Maintenance of Regime Stability in the Third World

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

The relationship between U.S. and U.S.S.R. arms transfers to Third World nations and its effects on the maintenance of regime stability was examined. This study uses the focused comparison approach to examine three U.S. cases Vietnam 1960-1975, the Philippines 1950-1989, and El Salvador 1960-1989 and three U.S.S.R. cases Afghanistan 1950-1989, Vietnam 1976-1989, and Nicaragua 1979-1989. The U.S. and the Soviet cases were chosen due to the intuitive similarities found in the supplier nations involvement with the recipient Third World nation. The trend in the amounts of arms transfers was determined in each of the cases and compared to the resulting levels of internal threat, external threat, and overall level of regime stability.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE