Logistics in Security Force Assistance: Sustainable Partner Development
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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The United States is increasingly seeking engagement with friendly nations on a global scale to support political, economic, and military reform with the intent of maintaining global influence concurrent with stabilizing troubled areas of the world. Under the umbrella of security assistance, security force assistance is one method that the Department of Defense uses to execute this American foreign assistance policy. Insight from the past in conjunction with the tools that doctrine provides can enable lasting rather than transient effects. Historical security force assistance efforts provide insight to planned efforts this monograph draws on experiences in Korea and Vietnam to show that efforts in training logistics when partnering with foreign security forces will help achieve effects that are more durable. The ways advisors were trained and organized, as well as the manner on which they accepted their duties, are instructive to future efforts. American advisors should seek not only to increase the capabilities of the foreign security forces, but also their capacity to self-sustain.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies