Alied Proliferation/Security — General
Pentagon’s Focus on Russia and China expected to alter arms sales. (2019) As the U.S. military shifts its focus to Russia and China, American arms exports are expected to make a similar shift to allies in Europe and Asia, experts say. Arms export data already shows a shift away from the Middle East, where Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE have been scooping up American weapons. “I would imagine that this year and next we would see an uptick in sales to Asia, but it hasn’t shown up yet,”
Security Cooperation as a National Defense Strategy Tool (2018). “Strengthening alliances and attracting new partners” is one of the three pillars delineated in the NDS as a major line of effort against strategic competitors such as Russia and China……The Trump administration has sought to offset some of the strain of this contradiction with allies with its emphasis on lowering the bar for arms transfers
Pentagon is speeding up arms sales to allies (2018). This article is useful for uniqueness — it says the US is trying to sell arms to more of its allies.
DISAM Journal (2015). This entire journal issue has many articles about how the US works with its partners through arms sales to enhance security.
DISAM Journal: A Year of Global Engagement (2014). This entire journal issue has many articles about how the US works with its partners through arms sales to enhance security.
Building Security Partnerships in Collaboration With Industry at the AIA National Aerospace Week Congressional Reception (2017). This testimony argues that sales help support US military power project and defend its allies.
What is Building Partner Capacity? (2015). This report explains how the US has various “Building Partner Capacity” programs, but the programs include much more than arms sales.
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Instead of strengthening deterrence, the opposite is happening (2019). President Trump talks about our alliance relationships like they are mafia-style protection rackets, giving no sign that he understands the benefits that the United States derives from them. He fixates on the costs that the United States incurs from its alliances with no acknowledgement of how much it would cost to defend an America that is truly alone. He reduces complex alliance relationships to simplistic personal terms that serve only to increase tensions. Bullying and intimidation may work in real estate, but they are anathema to strategic alliances. The overall effect has been corrosive. By putting more effort into bashing alliances than defending them, Trump is squandering decades of careful, persistent diplomacy that has helped stabilize security, including U.S. policies regarding extended deterrence.
The End of America’s Asian Alliances (2019) — End of the article
Questionable Alliances (2019)
Training Wreck (2017)
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