Accession Number:

ADA282360

Title:

The Effectiveness of Training International Military Students in Internal Defense and Development

Descriptive Note:

Executive Summary

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Training foreign militaries continues to be considered one of the most cost-effective and successful means of achieving a broad range of American political and military goals in the developing world. In some host nations, U.S. military training places particular emphasis on those skills that are relevant to internal defense and development IDAD, either as a means of countering insurgency-as in Honduras and El Salvador-or simply to foster economic development, as in Senegal. There is no IDAD package of courses offered by the U.S. military, however there is no IDAD skills training per se. There are simply courses-such as engineering, communications, transportation, and medical courses-that may be relevant to a foreign nations IDAD strategy and that may or may not be provided in deliberate support of such a strategy

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE