Accession Number:

ADA443819

Title:

United States Military Assistance Programs C-130B's to Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study in Policy, Decision Making & Strategy

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This case study will examine decision making in U.S. Military Assistance Programs in the form of C-l3OB transfers to the Sub-Saharan countries of Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa from 1994 to present. All three cases are linked with interdependent cause and effect relationships Graham Allisons three models of decision making as outlined in Essence of Decision. Rational Actor, Organizational Political will provide the frame of reference for analysis. The original intent was to compare and contrast the decisions regarding the three countries using the Allison models However, the Zimbabwe case is unusual and interesting on its own for two reasons It summarily provides an interesting application of all three models of diverse decision making in a single case. In addition, the unique U S Strategy in this case is worthy of examination and explanation Hence, the Zimbabwe case will be the focus of the study, while Botswana and South Africa will be used for overall comparison and to illuminate valuable points outside the Zimbabwe example

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE