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Author Adams, Gordon, 1941-

Title A new way forward : rebalancing security assistance programs and authorities / Gordon Adams, Rebecca Williams
Published Washington, DC : Henry L. Stimson Center, ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (46 pages) : illustrations, color map
Contents Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Acknowledgements -- Executive Summary -- List of Recommendations -- Background -- The Future of Security Assistance -- Defining Security Assistance -- Findings -- The Challenges of Bringing Rationality to the US Security Assistance Architecture -- The Current Status of Security Assistance Options -- The Framework for Security Assistance Reform -- Security Framework -- Governance Framework -- Recommendations: Structure and Implementation in a Governance Context -- Legislative Responsibilities for Authorities and Funding -- Executive Branch Responsibilities for Program Architecture and Implementation -- The Transition to a Restructured Security Assistance Program -- Appendices -- Appendix I: Definition and Accounts for Security Assistance -- Appendix II: Key Question Set for Restructuring the Security Assistance Architecture -- Appendix III: US Assistance to Partner Militaries, Funded Out of Foreign Military Financing and Section 1206 Authority -- About the Authors
Summary As the Arab world struggles to emerge from oppressive, generations-old autocracies, America's robust program to train and equip foreign militaries has become a focus of attention. The impact of US security assistance to the region is ambiguous, at best. Providing military equipment and training has helped keep autocrats in power but may have also provided us with a vital communication link to the Egyptian military as the crisis evolved in that country. This report argues that US security assistance programs are now at a turning point, given the drawdown of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and the events in the Middle East, and that now is the time to reevaluate the purposes of such assistance and the framework which has defined them for the past six decades. The report proposes that the expansion of security assistance programs at DOD be reversed and that future programs be focused in a broader goal of governance. The report provides a list of guiding principles for rebalancing US security assistance programs, recommendations for the executive and legislative branches, and a transition strategy
Analysis Security assistance
Notes "March 2011."
Title from PDF title page (Henry L. Stimson Center, viewed June 20, 2011)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Subject Military assistance, American -- Government policy -- United States
Diplomatic relations.
Military assistance, American -- Government policy.
Military policy.
United States -- Foreign relations
United States -- Military policy
USA -- foreign policy -- security.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Williams, Rebecca
Henry L. Stimson Center
Other Titles Rebalancing security assistance programs and authorities