DISAM Journal

Publication covering politics and the aerospace and defense industries.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, April

Australia and the United States Ministerial Consultations Joint Communique
Media Note From the Office of the Spokesman, Washington, D.C., December 12, 2006 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer and Australian Minister for...
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Automation Systems for Office of Defense Cooperation Malaysia
Introduction As a result of rapid development in information technology (IT) and end-user computing, many new ideas and innovative ways of doing things are discovered every day. In the field of security assistance (SA), to cope with the workload...
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Building Blocks for Colombia
[The following are excerpts of the speech delivered to the Council of the Americas, Washington, D.C., November 20, 2006.] As we approach 2007, the U.S. intends to make the goal of invigorating ties with Latin America as a major priority. You will...
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Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1998-2005
[The following are excerpts from the Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1998-2005. Note: Not all sections, tables, and figures are included. Those that are included will keep their original section, footnote, table, chart, and figure...
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Department of State Defense Trade Controls Overviews
Report Released By The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls [The following article was recently released by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), U.S. Department of State (DOS). This and several other documents of interest to the international...
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End-Use Monitoring of Defense Articles and Defense Services Commercial Exports Fiscal Year 2005
This report describes actions taken by the Department of State during the past fiscal year to implement the "Blue Lantern" end-use monitoring program. The Blue Lantern program is established under Section 40A of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) to...
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Export Controls: Challenges Exist in Enforcement of an Inherently Complex System
Report Prepared By United States Government Accountability Office [The following are excerpts of the report presented to the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., December 20, 2006. The report in its entirety is located at the following web...
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Gulf Cooperation Council-Plus-Two Ministerial Joint Settlement
Media Note Office of the Spokesman Washington D.C. [The following are excerpts from a media note issued jointly by participating Foreign Ministers following the Gulf Cooperation Council, plus-two ministerial meetings on January 16, 2007, in Kuwait...
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International Relations Budget for Fiscal Year 2008
[The following are excerpts of the statement presented to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Washington, D.C., February 7, 2007.] I would define the objective of transformational diplomacy this way: to work with our many partners around the...
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Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies National Defense University, Washington, D.C
The Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies Motto: Building Relationships and Enhancing Security The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies was approved by the Secretary of Defense in 2000 and formally launched in October...
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Remarks Presented to the Council of Americas
[The following are excerpts of the remarks presented to the Council of Americas, New York, New York, December 12, 2006.] The theme of the conference is about as important and topical as you can get because this has been an incredible year in terms...
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The Color of Training Money
We would like to thank the Air Force Security Assistance Training and Air Education and Training Command for granting us permission to reprint this article originating from the AFSAT/AETC news release. The Air Force Security Assistance Training...
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The Defense Logistics Information Service Trainers Help Rebuild a Nation
With so much attention on Iraq it is easy to forget about transitions occurring in Afghanistan as it moves to assume responsibility for its own defense. A country nearly the size of Texas using complicated weapons systems will have large logistics...
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The International Relations Budget for Fiscal Year 2008 Summary
[The following are excerpts of the International Relations Budget for Fiscal Year 2008. The report in its entirety is located at the following web site: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/80151.pdf. America stands committed to a bold mission...
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The Ultimate Solution to the Foreign Language Deficit in the United States
Statement of Problem In the 11 October 2006 edition of the Washington Post, some five years after September 11, 2001 there was an article about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's lack of ability to cope with tasks requiring Arabic language because...
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United States Policy in South Asia
[The following are excerpts of the remarks to the Asia Society, presented in Washington, D.C., November 27, 2006.] I wish to talk about topics that are central to the Society's mission, and an area of the world that is close to your heart South...
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Using Foreign Military Sales to Support Military-to-Military Cooperation
The United States (U.S.) military organizations have a variety of programs available to cultivate relationships with foreign militaries. These run the gamut from subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs) and conferences to large bilateral and multilateral...
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Working with Our Diplomatic Partners in the Western Hemisphere
[The following are excerpts of the remarks presented to the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C., December 1,2006.] Thank you for allowing me to join you today to share with you my experiences...
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