Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force On Armaments Cooperation
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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During the 1980s and 90s, international armaments cooperation has been a course of only intermittent interest to the United States. In contrast, commercial industry has increasingly relied on collaborative efforts in high technology, and the payoffs have been significant. Recognizing this potential synergy, armaments cooperation is clearly an attractive policy option, particularly in a period of constrained resources - one that can achieve strengthened military coalitions as well as broader national objectives. The attached report contains the findings and recommendations of the Defense Science Boards Task Force charged with examining the best way for the Department of Defense DoD to pursue that cooperation. The essence of the model is that DoD should view collaborative international programs, first and foremost, as an important means of attaining U.S. geopolitical and military objectives. However, if the model is adopted by DoD, collaborative programs will also have the potential of generating net economic and industrial benefits.
- Government and Political Science
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Ammunition and Explosives