Accession Number:

ADA498672

Title:

Military Medical Research in Support of National Instruments of Power

Descriptive Note:

Strategy Research Project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-26

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

At the dawn of this new millennium, there are few threats more menacing to mankind than the global Human ImmunoDeficiency VirusAcquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome HIVAIDS pandemic. The current national security strategy and national military strategy acknowledge the threat posed by infectious diseases like HIVAIDS and the potential adverse effects pandemic diseases have to vital U.S. interests. This strategy research project examines how military medical research serves as a soft power asset and reveals how military medical research strengthens the nations diplomatic, informational, military, and economic instruments of national power. Improving the health of people in other countries makes both strategic and moral sense and could become an integral part of future U.S. foreign policy. Beyond enhancing security, prosperity, and democracy, a vigorous international health policy, actively supported by a robust program of military medical research, will enhance U.S. global leadership. Giving higher priority to global health in foreign policy is good for the United States and good for the world.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE