Accession Number:

ADA574424

Title:

Security Force Assistance: DOD's Consideration of Unintended Consequences, Perverse Incentives, and Moral Hazards

Descriptive Note:

Congressional briefing

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-01-08

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This letter formally transmits the enclosed briefing that we presented to your staff on November 30, 2012. The House Committee on Armed Services report 112-479 accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 directed GAO to review the procedures the Department of Defense DOD has in place to control for the challenges inherent to the provision of military-to-military and security force assistance to foreign partners. In response to the mandate, we addressed the following objectives 1 What policies, procedures, and guidance does DOD use to consider certain potential risks, such as unintended consequences and perverse incentives, when planning for security force assistance 2 To what extent does DOD consider the input of the Department of State State in evaluating certain potential risks, such as unintended consequences and perverse incentives, when planning for security force assistance

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE