Accession Number:

ADA279550

Title:

Working Toward Engagement: Strategy, Development and Jobs

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-21

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

During the Cold War years, the U.S. mounted a consistent, concerted and bipartisan national effort to carry out its strategy of containment. To our surprise, we accomplished exactly what we set out to do. Dramatic and unexpected success on the foreign policy front unmasked growing domestic concerns about jobs, immigration, crime and deficits, both social and financial. National strategy for coming years must address popular concerns by engendering robust economic growth characterized by the creation of high quality jobs, the development of human capital to boost productivity, and the growth of new resources. Achieving domestic economic growth and development sufficient to this task requires active international engagement in an expanding trading environment largely free of protectionism. It will further entail active participation in third world development both for the requisite expansion of global markets and to diminish the security, migrational and environmental risks of underdevelopment. Contrary to popular belief, sound social and economic policies and open trading systems can, and where tried have, produced growth and development without the need for a massive transfer of resources.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE