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Accession Number ADA592909
Title Expanding the State Partnership Program within Asia Pacific.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 50p
Personal Author K. D. McMahan
Abstract The United States announced in January 2012 implementation of a new Defense Strategic Guidance. This revised guidance pivoted the U.S. military s emphasis to Asia Pacific and the security and stability of the region. Traditionally, the Department of Defense (DoD) engages Asia Pacific countries through security cooperation programs to build partnerships in an effort to maintain the security and stability of the region. With 65 partnerships spanning the globe, the National Guard s State Partnership Program (SPP) continues to expand access, collaboration, and interoperability with partner countries. However, only seven partnerships exist in the Asia Pacific region. This limited presence requires an assessment of the SPP to determine what steps to take to expand its capabilities within the area of operation. This Civilian Research Project will assess the current SPP configuration to determine if it is optimal for Asia Pacific. This document will demonstrate why expanding the SPP in the Asia Pacific region is a prudent move.
Keywords Asia
Asia pacific region
Defense strategic guidance
Foreign policy
International relations
Military budgets
National guard
Security cooperation programs
Soft power
Spp(State partnership program)
United states government

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Texas A and M Univ., College Station.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Civilian research project.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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