Accession Number:

ADA589403

Title:

Shifting State Partnership Program Resources to the Asia-Pacific Region

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The National Guard State Partnership Program SPP has proven itself to be an efficient and economical program for developing partner capacity. The SPP includes a whole-of-government approach to engagement that includes state-level military, diplomatic, and economic engagement and partnership with the partnered country to develop its capacity and capabilities. The SPPs original focus was aiding the development of partner capacity in Central and Eastern Europe facilitating several former Warsaw Pact member countries entrance into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and creating lasting partnerships across Europe, Central Asia, and the Americas. Unfortunately, SPP resources are heavily invested in relationships in theaters other than the Asia-Pacific, causing them to be misaligned with the required rebalance to the Asia-Pacific. As a component of the U.S. strategy to rebalance in the Asia-Pacific Region, the United States should allocate additional SPP resources to expand the SPP within U.S. Pacific Command.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE