The DISAM Journal of International Security Assistance Management. Volume 30, Number 1, March 2008
DEFENSE INST OF SECURITY ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This edition touches on a variety of security cooperation issues in numerous programs either already a formal part of the environment or issues that bear on those programs. I do not have to tell you that the activity level is high in each of these organizations Major General Byron Bagby USA, the Commandant of the Joint Forces Staff College, provides the introduction to our feature article. He served as the Chief, Office of Military Cooperation-Egypt prior to coming to Joint Forces Staff College. His insights, combined with additional dialogue contributed by various program coordinators and managers provide a focus on how viable the Joint Forces Staff College activities are in the security cooperation community. Policy issues covering export licensing, clearing landmines, trafficking of small arms, and human trafficking receive attention in this issue. In addition, we have included key articles dealing with regional issues in Europe. A strategic partnership with the United States, Turkey, and Azerbaijan is discussed. And the annual update provided by Richard Grimmett discusses the Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Foreign Nations. You can read about some of the special challenges the security assistance community is facing as the United States Africa Command takes up its mantle. We also included in this addition perspectives on Middle East cross-cultural considerations. Issues concerning Australia and the United States Defense Trade Control are discussed. Education and training are always hot topics with a variety of scenarios. Learn about how the U.S. Air Force leadership recognized the need for a single, easy to use tool that would serve as a Knowledgebase repository to track all the Air Forces Security Cooperation and Assistance activities.
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