ABSTRACT

U.S. Army Approach to Security Force Assistance   [open pdf - 549KB]

"As the U.S. military looks ahead to the first half of the 21st century, several global trends--globalization, technology availability, population growth, urbanization, increased resource demands, climate change, and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction--are shaping the international security environment. They place increasing stresses on governments to satisfy their citizens' legitimate expectations, including meeting their basic needs, receiving fair and impartial justice, and attaining increased prosperity and opportunities for themselves and their progeny. Governments unable to satisfy these aspirations risk losing their ability to govern. This loss creates opportunities for extremist groups to export terror and violence on behalf of radical ideologies. Ultimately, it becomes a setting for persistent conflict."

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2010-11
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Public Domain
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Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/
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Military Review (November-December 2010), p.79-84
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