Accession Number : ADA613498


Title :   The National Guard State Partnership Program and Regional Security in the Western Balkans


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Pretnar, Ziga


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA613498


Report Date : 12 Dec 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 125


Abstract : The region of the Western Balkans represents a major political, social, economic, and cultural crossroad in Europe and is hence subject to many conflicting interests. The National Guard State Partnership Program (NG SPP) is a security cooperation program run by the National Guard Bureau in support of the Combatant Commanders' Theater Security Cooperation Plan. The program received praise by numerous key stakeholders, U.S. and foreign, as well as scrutiny from Congress regarding a lack of metrics to assess effectiveness. This thesis examines the security environment in the Western Balkans, analyzes the NG SPP as a security cooperation program, and investigates how effectiveness is measured. This thesis also looks at regional security in the Western Balkans and analyzes its implications.


Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD , ALBANIA , BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA , COOPERATION , KOSOVO , MACEDONIA , MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS , MONTENEGRO , SECURITY , SERBIA , THESES


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE