Accession Number:

ADA592909

Title:

Expanding the State Partnership Program within Asia Pacific

Descriptive Note:

Civilian research project

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The United States announced in January 2012 implementation of a new Defense Strategic Guidance. This revised guidance pivoted the U.S. military s emphasis to Asia Pacific and the security and stability of the region. Traditionally, the Department of Defense DoD engages Asia Pacific countries through security cooperation programs to build partnerships in an effort to maintain the security and stability of the region. With 65 partnerships spanning the globe, the National Guard s State Partnership Program SPP continues to expand access, collaboration, and interoperability with partner countries. However, only seven partnerships exist in the Asia Pacific region. This limited presence requires an assessment of the SPP to determine what steps to take to expand its capabilities within the area of operation. This Civilian Research Project will assess the current SPP configuration to determine if it is optimal for Asia Pacific. This document will demonstrate why expanding the SPP in the Asia Pacific region is a prudent move.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE