The DISAM Journal of International Security Assistance Management. Volume 31, Number 1, March 2009
DEFENSE INST OF SECURITY ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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We are featuring the 162nd Fighter Wing Arizona Air National Guard in its international training of F-16 pilot throughout the world. They have trained pilots from 23 of the 24 countries that operate that aircraft and they continue to do it very well in terms of both the flying mission and taking care of the international students that they train. They are a premier United States Air National Guard organization and play a key role in our interoperability with many countries throughout the world. Issues addressed in this edition include the following Preparation for the years ahead within the Pentagon by Secretary Gates, Immigration particularly within West Africa, C4ISR, Munitions storage safety concerns worldwide, Hazardous materials issues within the realm of foreign military sales. Also, in this issue is the annual report by Congress regarding Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, done annually by Richard Grimmett of the Congressional Research Service. Countries and regions drawing attention in this Journal include the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Seoul Korea, Afghanistan, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations Accession in Protocols for Albania and Croatia.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics