Accession Number:

ADA496193

Title:

The DISAM Journal of International Security Assistance Management. Volume 30, Number 2, June 2008

Descriptive Note:

Journal

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE INST OF SECURITY ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

The feature article is the annual consolidation of the Legislation for Fiscal Year 2008. Many of you wait anxiously for our summary of the annual report for the allocation of foreign operations funding to Congress. We endeavor to simply give you the information, not an analysis or commentary, but a consolidated source of the facts, noting the sources of public law, which you can review as desired. I believe, that we have done a good job this year in accomplishing this task. We try to cover the continuing variety of programs and idiosyncrasies that many of you deal with day to day. We know if we did not do the consolidation, it likely would not get done. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made comments at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., regarding transformational diplomacy. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates made comments in front of the House Armed Services Committee in mid-April 2008, and noted some of the challenges and more importantly their desire for both Departments to use the interagency environment to meet the needs of both Departments of State and Defense. Everyone needs to read those articles along with excerpts of Congressman Bermans comments highlighting the need for rewrite of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 amid current and future challenges. The importance of each effort though is caught in the desire to look to the future of how both DoS and DoD continue to work together in the foreign policy arena. We have also made an effort to touch on important regional issues of the world, highlighting Afghanistan and Iraq, Kosovo, Poland, and the Western Hemisphere. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas A. Shannon made comments regarding how the Western Hemisphere and Cubas future will reshape itself after the retirement of Fidel Castro. Additionally, CENTCOM, SOUTHCOM, and EUCOM are highlighted as well as a short synopsis on Defense Trade Controls.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE