The Resource The Department of Defense Role in Foreign Assistance: Background, Major Issues, and Options for Congress

The Department of Defense Role in Foreign Assistance: Background, Major Issues, and Options for Congress

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The Department of Defense Role in Foreign Assistance: Background, Major Issues, and Options for Congress
Title
The Department of Defense Role in Foreign Assistance: Background, Major Issues, and Options for Congress
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Department of Defense (DOD) has long played a role in U.S. efforts to assist foreign populations, militaries, and governments. The use of DOD to provide foreign assistance stems in general from the perception that DOD can contribute unique or vital capabilities and resources because it possesses the manpower, materiel, and organizational assets to respond to international needs. Over the years, Congress has helped shape the DOD role by providing DOD with its mandate for such activities through a wide variety of authorities. The historical DOD role in foreign assistance can be regarded as serving three purposes: responding to humanitarian and basic needs, building foreign military capacity and capabilities, and strengthening foreign governments ability to deal with internal and international threats through state-building measures. The United States and the U.S. military benefit from DOD foreign assistance activities in several ways. U.S. diplomacy benefits from the U.S. military's capacity to project itself rapidly into extreme situations, such as disasters and other humanitarian emergencies, enhancing the U.S. image as a humanitarian actor. Humanitarian assistance, military training, and other forms of assistance also provide opportunities to cultivate good relations with foreign populations, militaries, and governments. U.S. military personnel have long viewed such activities as opportunities to interact with foreign militaries as part of their professional development. Since the terrorist attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001, DOD training of military forces and provision of security assistance have been an important means to enable foreign militaries to conduct peacekeeping operations and to support coalition operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Serafino, Nina M
  • Dale, Catherine
  • Grimmett, Richard F
  • Margesson, Rhoda
  • Rollins, John
  • Salaam-Blyther, Tiaji
  • Tarnoff, Curt
  • Woolf, Amy F
  • Wyler, Liana S
  • Bowman, Steve
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign aid
  • Government and political science
  • Department of defense
  • National security
  • Government(foreign)
  • Manpower
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Military training
  • Military planning
  • Peacekeeping
  • Military personnel
  • Military capabilities
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adult
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The Department of Defense Role in Foreign Assistance: Background, Major Issues, and Options for Congress
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Congressional rept
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
106 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318691385
  • (OCoLC)ocn318691385
Label
The Department of Defense Role in Foreign Assistance: Background, Major Issues, and Options for Congress
Publication
Note
Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
106 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318691385
  • (OCoLC)ocn318691385

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