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Mongolia's Third Neighbor Policy: Impact on the Mongolian Armed Forces
Strategy Research Project 17 Oct 2011-22 Mar 2012
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Self-preservation in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment dictates a thorough assessed approach of using military force along with diplomatic, informational, and economic dimensions of a state power. Mongolia is becoming an arena of clashes of economic interests of developed countries, multinational corporations due its rich mining deposits. Mongolias Third Neighbor Policy is aimed to leverage the influence of neighboring countries in the national security issues of Mongolia. Mongolia uses its military as an assisting tool to its diplomatic effort to be a more respected, peaceful and well recognized country of the global community. Thus the Mongolian Armed Forces have to meet the requirements to cooperate with different types of military of different nations in order to be an effective tool of state power. This paper will assess whether the current Mongolian Armed Forces 2015 transformation programs endstates meet the requirements of the Third Neighbor Policy of Mongolia and possible improvements in the program in order to meet the Third Neighbor Policy requirements.
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