Some connections between economic and military assistance programs in underdeveloped areas

by Charles Wolf, Jr.

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An examination of three connections between economic and military aid to illustrate the characteristics and problems shared by the two programs. The first connection arises from the character of U.S. objectives in undertaking aid programs in underdeveloped countries. The second concerns the role of nonmilitary objectives and criteria in military aid decision making. The third deals with the problem of incentives for recruiting top-quality personnel to serve in both economic and military aid programs.

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