The International Military Education and Training Program: Building Bridges Toward a New World Order
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The publication of the August, 1991 version of the National-Security Strategy of the United States marked a watershed in the evolution of American defense planning by migrating from a forty year policy of containment to one emphasizing regional interests and threats. As DOD considers competing programs to support this regionally-based strategy, the International Military Education and Training Program IMETP, which provides professional military education and technical training to foreign military personnel, is offered as a possible solution if the program is strengthened and expanded. This study places the IMETP into proper context with the other, larger components of the U.S. security assistance program, examines the dynamics that are currently affecting the program and proposes possible solutions to allow it to make a greater contribution. The study is based on primary source materials as well as interviews with current and retired security assistance officials and key Congressional staff personnel.
- Government and Political Science
- Humanities and History
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics