Military Assistance: An Operational Perspective

Hardcover | October 1, 1999

byWilliam H. Mott

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This work provides a theoretical and historical examination of the relationship between provision of military assistance and success in achieving donor aims. Eight case studies, which include the American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Vietnam War, are examined to assess four prominent features of the donor-recipient relationship: the convergence of donor and recipient aims; donor control; commitment of donor military forces; and coherence of donor policies and strategies. As an essential part of the expanding body of multidisciplinary international scholarship, this book links history and theory to policy and narrows the gap between economics, political science, and military strategy. Each chapter refines the relevant features of the observed donor-recipient relationships into a pattern for comparison with other episodes. The final chapter collects the observations, compares them, and develops a set of uniformities that suggest a prototypical, successful donor-recipient relationship, suitable for direct application as a policy paradigm or for theoretical investigation. Mott suggests that both donor and recipient governments can use military assistance as a deliberate instrument of national policy and military strategy to achieve national aims.

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This work provides a theoretical and historical examination of the relationship between provision of military assistance and success in achieving donor aims. Eight case studies, which include the American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Vietnam War, are examined to assess four prominent features of the donor-recipient relation...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.66 × 6.44 × 1.31 inPublished:October 1, 1999Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313307296

ISBN - 13:9780313307294

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"The work provides readers a comprehensive study of the dynamics that affect wartime military-assistance programs....Personnel involved in the process of providing military assistance in any service branch and at any level will benefit from reading the book....Military Assistance should be required reading for all personnel involved in military-assistance programs....[r]eaders will gain a better understanding of what dynamics are involved in military-assistance programs and how we can avoid the mistakes of our predecessors."-Aerospace Power Journal