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United States Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

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Works: 180 works in 408 publications in 1 language and 15,770 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Archives  History 
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Classifications: AS36, 355.007073
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The 1980's, decade of confrontation? : proceedings of the Eighth Annual National Security Affairs Conference, 13-15 July 1981 by National Security Affairs Conference( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S.-Japan security relationship after the Cold War by Francis Fukuyama( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1990s the close security relationship between the U.S. and Japan is being eroded by the disappearance of traditional Cold War threats and an increase in international trade disputes. In Japan, market opening demands from Washington and the fraying of America's social fabric have raised questions as to the wisdom of relying too heavily on the U.S. as a security partner and a socio-economic model. In the U.S., frustration with continuing bilateral trade deficits and a growing perception that the Japanese are playing by different economic rules has begun to strain the relationship. Particular concern has been raised about the danger of U.S. technology flow to Japan in both the military and civilian sectors. While a close U.S.-Japan security relationship is likely to continue for many years, both nations will have to learn how to participate in a more equal partnership
Military dimensions of communist systems by Benjamin Zycher( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the relative tendencies of Communist and non-Communist nations to develop or overdevelop their military dimensions, compared with other nations and with the development of their own civil sectors. The four military dimensions are spending burden, manpower proportion, sophistication or overall levels of military and civil technology, and civil-military relations. The analysis is based on a sample of 26 Communist nations and 63 non-Communist nations, and covers the period 1966-1983. The authors conclude that Communist systems display greater development of military dimensions than do non-Communist systems, and greater development of military dimensions than their own nonmilitary ones
Sealing the borders : the effects of increased military participation in drug interdiction by Peter Reuter( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising concern with drug use in the United States has led to increased emphasis on the interdiction of drugs before they reach the country. The military services are now being asked to assume a substantial share of the burden of this interdiction. This report analyzes the consequences of greater stringency in drug interdiction efforts, focusing particularly on how such increased stringency might influence the consumption of cocaine and marijuana. The analysis strongly suggests that a major increase in interdiction activities, even including the military, is unlikely to significantly reduce drug consumption in the United States
Limiting the spread of weapon-usable fissile materials by Brian G Chow( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes the danger and economics of weapon-usable fissile materials from both dismantled nuclear weapons and nuclear-plant spent fuel
POW/MIA issues by Paul M Cole( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report was prepared as a part of the project "The POW/MIA Issue in U.S.-North Korean Relations." The report consists of three volumes. This volume addresses American prisoners of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) cases who were not repatriated following the Korean War, with particular emphasis on whether any American servicemen were transferred to USSR territory during the war. The author finds evidence that Americans were in fact transferred to the USSR from the Korean War zone of combat operations. The tentative identity of one individual is presented, as is an estimate that approximately 50 American POW/MIAs were transferred to Soviet territory. The report looks at evidence that Americans were transported to and retained in the People's Republic of China, concluding that with the exception of highly publicized cases that eventually led to repatriation, American servicemen were not retained in China following the war. The report also discusses the location of American remains in North Korean territory and suggests policy measures that could improve the chances of their recovery and repatriation. It concludes with recommendations for a U.S. policy toward recovering remains from North Korea. The central elements of this strategy derive from the requirement to retrieve additional identification media from North Korea. The proposed change in U.S. policy shifts priority to methods of recovering remains that will increase the possibility that remains can be confidently associated with Americans who did not return from the Korean War
The post-Soviet archives : organization, access and declassification by Theodore William Karasik( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes and analyzes the structures, access, and declassification procedures within the post-Soviet archives. Although there are numerous holdings within former Soviet territory which collected and housed materials between 1917 and 1991, only those associated with the top leadership bodies (the CPSU Politburo, Secretariat, and Central Committee); the diplomatic, security, and intelligence services (the NKVD, KGB, and GRU); and the former Soviet military are examined. These include the Center for the Preservation of Contemporary Documents, Russian Center of Conservation and Study of Records for Modern History, Russian State Archives, the Russian Foreign Policy Archives, the Imperial Russian Foreign Policy Archives, the Russian Presidential Archives, the KGB Archives, the GRU Archives, and the CIS Military Archives. Overall, declassification will remain a key obstacle to any quick access to records in the post-Soviet archives. Throughout the archival system, managers and archivists complain bitterly about the lack of funds and manpower needed to peel away years of secrecy. One manager stated that it will take a decade before any materials can be released based on current funding levels. Thus many archives turn to Western interests for future funding opportunities to declassify materials quicker. Pressure must be applied to other Russian institutions to allow a quickening of declassification. KGB, GRU, and CIS military archives must be opened to Western specialists through negotiation with these institutions and not through the Russian government organs. However, secrecy on certain issues should be respected since materials can be damaging to both Russian and U.S. interests. The author gathered most of the information found within this document through interviews with Russian archival officials during a visit to Moscow between May 23 through May 31, 1992
European defense and the future of transatlantic cooperation by Scott Allen Harris( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the evolution of the European Defense "Identity" (EDI) in the context of the changing security environment of the post-Cold War period. It discusses competing approaches to constructing the EDI, as well as key U.S. goals that bear on U.S. policy toward the EDI. These goals include retaining NATO's primacy as the forum for security discussions among the Allies and as the exclusive means for organizing the defense of NATO territory, while strengthening the ability of the European Allies to act outside NATO, either as a U.S. partner or independently if the U.S. chooses not to act. The authors recommend a two-pronged strategy: foster NATO's evolution to maintain its relevance and effectiveness, while seeking to shape the emerging EDI in ways compatible with U.S. interests and objectives. One aspect of this strategy is to accept that the EDI can become the defense arm of the European Community (EC). This would not necessarily harm U.S. interests, so long as the EC does not neglect the security needs of Central and Eastern European countries. As the emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe develop links with the EDI, the U.S. should support extending NATO ties as well, including NATO membership to preserve the congruence of the EC and NATO security guarantees
The Iranian military under the Islamic Republic by Nikola Schahgaldian( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study assesses the Iranian military as a factor in internal Iranian politics. It examines successive influences on the Iranian armed forces since the Islamic Revolution of February 1979. The analysis includes both the professional military and the new paramilitary organizations, the Pasdaran and the Basij. The findings of the study are based primarily on interviews with former Iranian military personnel living outside Iran who have seen service since the revolution, and with nonmilitary individuals. The interview data were supplemented by an analysis of open-source literature in local and Western languages. The findings suggest that the long-term U.S. policy objective ought to be to reestablish a working relationship with Iran and to prevent it or any part of it from coming under Soviet influence. A directory of Iranian military officials and a chronology of events in Iran since 1979 are included in appendixes
Energy and national security : proceedings of a special conference by National Defense University( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Energy as a National Security Issue; Energy Security in the 1980s--The Response of US Allies; An Assessment of the Arms-for-Oil Strategy; Nuclear Energy and National (In) Security--Dreams, Doubts, and Dilemmas; Considering Soviet Threats to the Persian Gulf; and Energy and US-Soviet Relations--The Question of Eastern Europe
Countering the proliferation of chemical weapons by Maurice Eisenstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses the prospect for successfully inhibiting the proliferation of chemical weapons (CW). The author argues that adequate verification and strict adherence to the recently completed Chemical Weapons Convention, banning the possession and use of such weapons, will be difficult and expensive. In addition to the possibility of countries covertly proceeding to produce CW, vast quantities of CW have been buried over the past decades in many locations around the world. With ambiguity and suspicion about neighbors, CW stock piles could continue to grow covertly. The author explores other measures for inhibiting CW use, including inter alia, active defenses, and the possibility of economic and political sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council against nations charged with CW use in warfare, particularly against civilian populations
A simple economic model of cocaine production by Michael Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents a simple equilibrium model of the cocaine industry in Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia. The purpose of the model is to represent the fundamental economic relations that determine the size of cocaine output and the price of cocaine, and to simulate the effects of policy initiatives or other changes in the surrounding environment. Model results indicate that: "crop substitution" programs will have a negligible impact on the world cocaine market. Cocaine supply control strategies that seize and destroy 70 percent or less of production, without limiting the total level of production, will have little impact on the market. Changes in the size of the world cocaine market have a relatively modest long-run impact on the standard of living of average workers in Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia
Iran and the postwar security in the Persian Gulf by Nikola Schahgaldian( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines key elements of Iran's present foreign policy attitudes and its likely future direction over the next few years under the impact of recent domestic Iranian political changes and the emerging postwar security environment in the Persian Gulf region. As such, it identifies prevailing trends and tendencies in Iran's regional and international behavior and highlights Iran's attempts to define a new regional role for itself. The report includes an assessment of the significance and likely impact of the Soviet Union's disappearance on short-term Iranian policy calculations and discusses the implications of these developments for U.S. policy in Iran and the Persian Gulf region. The research findings of this report should be of interest to policy planners and analysts concerned with political developments in Iran and Southwest Asia
Thailand and the Philippines : case studies in U.S. IMET training and its role in internal defense and development by Jennifer M Taw( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes the research conducted in a project entitled "The Effectiveness of U.S. Military Training Activities in Promoting Internal Defense and Development in the Third World." It presents the results of two case studies in which the role of U.S. international military education and training (IMET) in foreign internal defense and development (IDAD) is assessed, as well as more general observations regarding IMET's role in IDAD. The report concludes that IMET is an inexpensive means of exposing foreign militaries to the U.S. political system and military culture and, although such exposure may not translate into direct influence, it can provide a common language for negotiations (literally and figuratively). The role of IMET in promoting IDAD, however, is limited as well as controversial. A more direct approach is the relatively new expanded-IMET (IMET-E) program, which provides education and training to foreign military and civilian personnel in the basic elements of democratic reform and human rights. Unfortunately, nations must pay for IMET-E courses out of their general IMET allocations, which are small and, in many cases, being reduced. This may breed resentment and frustration among recipient nations and their militaries (thus to some extent obviating the positive political effects), and will further burden the small budget of the IMET program. IMET and IMET-E therefore should both receive adequate funding, especially given the relatively few dollars required
The effectiveness of training international military students in internal defense and development : executive summary by Jennifer M Taw( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes the research conducted in a project entitled "The Effectiveness of U.S. Military Training Activities in Promoting Internal Defense and Development in the Third World." This report assesses the effectiveness, utility, and advisability of U.S. training of foreign militaries in internal defense and development (IDAD) skills. Among the project's conclusions are the following: training in IDAD skills has only a marginal effect on a foreign military's behavior; with the end of the Cold War, the United States can nonetheless show more discretion in determining which countries will receive IDAD training; such discretion will be particularly important given the overall decrease in U.S. foreign military training and the need to maximize the effects of such training worldwide; training in foreign internal defense (FID) or IDAD skills should be complemented by education in the theories underlying democratic development such as is being provided through the expanded IMET (IMET-E) program
Controlling conventional arms transfers : a new approach with application to the Persian Gulf by Kenneth Watman( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents a methodology and a practical approach to the control of conventional arms transfers that link United States policy on such transfers to U.S. national and regional interests and strategy. It identifies ways to make explicit the connection between decisions on arms transfers and larger U.S. goals. The approach is designed not only to maximize the strategic benefit to the United States, but also to be politically and financially practicable for the United States and for the other principal suppliers of major conventional weapons. The phase of the research documented in this report applies this approach to the Persian Gulf region
The role of the military sector in the economies of Russia and Ukraine : proceedings of the RAND-Hoover Symposium, November 1992 by Rand Corporation( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the proceedings of a symposium conducted in November 1992 by RAND and the Hoover Institution on "The Role of the Military Sector in the Economies of Russia and the Ukraine."
The effectiveness of U.S. training efforts in internal defense and development : the cases of El Salvador and Honduras by Michael T Childress( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To evaluate U.S. military training and advisory programs for teaching internal defense and development (IDAD) skills to the militaries of El Salvador and Honduras, this report examines whether U.S. training provided to foreign military students in the subject countries promotes human rights, professionalism, democratic values, national development, and appropriate civil-military relations, as well as meeting the general goals of the International Military and Education Training (IMET) program. Drawing on interviews with trainers, U.S. Embassy personnel, and an extensive review of periodicals and books, the author concludes that a causal relationship between U.S. training efforts and improvements in human rights and other values is difficult, if not impossible, to establish. Indeed, the author suggests that the influence of the country's culture, history, and politics may override U.S. training efforts intended to alter students' behavior. In short, the taproot cause of the behavior of these two countries' militaries is structural factors--factors that U.S. training efforts typically do not address. The report presents a comprehensive bibliography of background sources
A decision modeling perspective on U.S.-Cuba relations by John Arquilla( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph forms part of a larger study of Cuba in the post-Cold War world. It focuses primarily on understanding and influencing Fidel Castro, although its findings should also have value for studies that examine transitional paths away from Castroism. The analytic framework employed in this study recognizes that an emphasis on capabilities rather than intentions will likely remain a predominant element in policy planning. Nevertheless, it suggests that understanding an opponent's reasoning can generate useful, often counterintuitive insights, allowing for the pursuit of optimal strategies under conditions of uncertainty
Central Asia : the new geopolitics by Graham E Fuller( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since their emergence onto the world scene as independent nations, the Muslim republics of Central Asia have been in a period of rapid transition-trying to determine their own cultural identities and to form new patterns of alliances and associations
 
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The U.S.-Japan security relationship after the Cold War
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Limiting the spread of weapon-usable fissile materialsPOW/MIA issuesEuropean defense and the future of transatlantic cooperationIran and the postwar security in the Persian Gulf