DISAM Journal

Publication covering politics and the aerospace and defense industries.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 4, Summer

Direct Commercial Sales Authorizations for Fiscal Year 2004
The following are excerpts of the report published by the Department of State, pursuant to Section 655 of the Foreign Assistance Act. To view the report in its entirety go to the following web site: https://www.pmdtc.org/docs/rpt655_2004.pdf.] Overview...
Foreign Operations Funding Bills Move Forward
On 28 June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 3057, the fiscal year 2006 Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations bill. This annual legislation provides funds for FMF, IMET, PKO, and other international programs....
Major Patrick Anderson, United States Army Receives an Award from the Government of Djibouti: Award Presented by United States Ambassador to Djibouti Marguerita Dianne Ragsdale
First I have to say how delighted I was to hear that the Government of Djibouti was recognizing the invaluable contributions of Major Patrick Anderson, (USA) to the strong and vibrant relationship between our two countries. Thank you, your Excellency,...
Mobile Education Team to the United Arab Emirates
A DISAM Mobile Education Team (MET) led by Deputy Commandant Dr. Craig Brandt conducted DISAM's Foreign Purchaser Planning and Resource Management Course (SAM-FMET) (1) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), 20 April-5 May 2005. Greg Sutton, Director...
New Relationship with Regional Centers
This Fall 2005, DSCA begins a new relationship with the five Department of Defense Regional Centers for Security Studies. Starting 1 October 2005, DSCA takes on most administrative responsibility for the Centers, overseeing and coordinating programming,...
Plan Colombia: Major Successes and New Challenges
[The following are excerpts of the statement presented to the House International Relations Committee, Washington, D.C., May 11, 2005.] U.S. policy toward Colombia supports the Colombian government's efforts to defend and strengthen its democratic...
Provincial Reconstruction Teams and Security Assistance: Comments on an Evolving Concept
Introduction After a quick victory, toppling the Taliban and sending its al Qaeda allies into hiding, the U.S. led coalition in Afghanistan found itself in charge of a country devastated by over two decades of conflict. The country needed extensive...
Recent Military Education Teams Bosnia and Herzegovina
A DISAM team consisting of instructors, Dr. Craig Brandt, Mr. Gary Taphorn and Mr. Bob Hanseman, deployed to Bosnia in April 2005. Students listening to a simultaneous translation of a DISAM class presentation. DISAM frequently makes use of local interpreters...
Remarks Presented to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's Annual Policy Conference
[The following are excerpts of the remarks presented to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's Annual Policy Conference, Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., May 23, 2005.] Let me begin by saying that Israel has no greater friend...
Saudis Visit Non-Lethal Weapons Program
USASAC PAO Members of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP), Quantico Marine Base, Va., provided a weapons orientation and briefing to Maj. Gen. Sulaiman Mohammed Fahad Zuair, Director General of the Military Procurement Directorate for the...
Security Assistance Cooperative Approaches to Counterterrorism
[The Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) sent their Mobile Education Team (MET) to New Delhi, India in 2004 to present a seminar.] The Department of Defense Regional Counterterrorism Fellowship Program recently funded an especially...
Small Arms and Light Weapons
[The following are excerpts of the remarks presented to the Organization of American States Small Arms and Light Weapons Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 12, 2005.] The destabilizing accumulation and illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons...
The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management Sends a Mobile Education Team to India
The United States is transforming its bilateral relationship with India, an emerging global power that has provided crucial support for the war on terrorism. India and the United States also share a commitment to the global spread of democracy. We...
The United States Resumes Foreign Military Sales to Indonesia
May 25, 2005 the United States announced resumption of transfers of non-lethal defense articles and services to the Government of Indonesia. These transfers include foreign military sales (FMS) and excess defense articles (EDA). These non-lethal articles...
Transforming the Department of State to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century
[The following are excerpts of a fact sheet authored by the Office of the Spokesman, Washington, D.C., July 29, 2005.] Secretary of State Rice announced her intention to reorganize the Department of State Arms Control and International Security...
United States Policy Goals for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation 2005
[The following are excerpts of the remarks presented to Korea Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Year Forum and Business Executive Roundtable, Reston Hyatt Regency, Reston, Virginia, February 18, 2005.] Last year, we got good work done in...
United States Policy toward South Asia
[The following are excerpts of the statement before the House International Relations Subcommittee for Asia and the Pacific, Washington, D.C., June 14, 2005.] This is our first opportunity since the start of the second Bush administration to review...