Accession Number : ADA345644


Title :   Nation Assistance, Charity or Investment.


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Dial, Cortez


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA345644


Report Date : 01 APR 1998


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : Even though we are in the post-cold war era, the U.S. still finds itself constantly bombarded with requests for foreign assistance to include: humanitarian aid , financial aid, political intervention, and the physical presence of military forces to ward off would be aggressors. This aid, or assistance is called Nation Assistance. It is paramount that all participating parties be aware of the five imperatives covered by this paper as it addresses the issue of nation assistance and U.S. involvement. These five imperatives are: 1. The need for the U.S. to remain at the forefront as provider of nation assistance. 2. The need to identify and clarify roles of participating nation assistance agencies. 3. The need for a structured format for prioritizing nation assistance request and voluntary actions as either short term charity or as a long term investment. 4. The need for full participation and commitment of the host nation. 5. The need to clearly delineate circumstances and conditions of deployment, duration of involvement, use of force and specific responsibilities of U.S. armed forces. When these imperatives are recognized and addressed, all parties can direct their joint energies toward nation assistance whether it is charity or investment.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , *ECONOMIC IMPACT , *INTERVENTION , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *FOREIGN AID , *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR , DEPLOYMENT , MILITARY STRATEGY , NATIONS , POLITICAL SCIENCE , NATIONAL SECURITY , COUNTERFORCES(MILITARY).


Subject Categories : GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE