Accession Number : AD1047427


Title :   Security Force Assistance: Cases and Policy


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Dec 2016,01 Dec 2017


Corporate Author : National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. Cambridge United States


Personal Author(s) : Biddle,Stephen ; Berman ,Eli


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1047427.pdf


Report Date : 02 Feb 2018


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : PIs Stephen Biddle (George Washington University) and Eli Berman (UCSD) supplemented existing Deterrence with Proxies (DwP) research with three book chapters and a research article. These additional activities funded by this grant analyze security force assistance as an example of capacity building, a recent theoretical extension to the underlying DwP model. In the course of their research they discovered that an alternative to an agency model of working through proxies is a capacity building approach, in which support and punishment are augmented by assistance that enhances the ability of the proxy to suppress the problem.


Descriptors :   deterrence , strategy , El Salvador , SOUTH KOREA , military operations


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE