DISAM Journal

Publication covering politics and the aerospace and defense industries.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 3, Spring

A Planning Guidance for the Security Cooperation Community
Introduction The key word in today's business and policy environment is performance. Performance-based logistics and performance-based contracting are just a couple of new approaches you may have heard about where the focus is on results. In the...
Conference on Disarmament
[The following are excerpts from the speech given before the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, Switzerland, January 24, 2002.] It is a particular honor for me today to be able to introduce the new U.S. ambassador to the Conference, Eric Javits,...
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2001
Overview and Acknowledgments Why the Reports Are Prepared This report is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State in compliance with Sections 116(d) and 502(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as amended, and Section 504...
Croatia a Small Country but Not a Small People. (Feature Article)
CROATIAN FLAG The coat-of-arms of the Republic of Croatia is a historical Croatian symbol in the form of a shield decorated with red and white (silver) fields, of which the first field in the upper left-hand corner is red. Above the shield, there...
Defense Acquisition University/Defense Systems Management College Introduces Online International Acquisition Course. (Education and Training)
For over five years, the Defense Acquisition University, Defense Systems Management College, has offered a full program of international acquisition training and education at the intermediate level and beyond. It has been comprised of a family of international...
Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management Application Procedures for Fiscal Year 2003
Prospective military and civilian students within the Department of Defense should contact their education and training officers for cooperation in applying for DISAM attendance. The Defense Management Education and Training Catalog, DoD 5010.16-C,...
Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management Mobile Education Team Returns to Egypt
Over the years, several Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) mobile education teams (MET) have gone to Egypt. DISAM teams visited Egypt in 1991, 1998, and 2001. This year from February 26 to March 7, DISAM returned to Egypt once...
Europe and America: A New Strategic Partnership
[The following is excerpts from the speech given to the Royal Institute of International Affairs 2002 Defense Conference, Chatham House, London, United Kingdom, February 20, 2002.] The United States: Preparing for Global Operations Like so many...
Export Control
[The following are excerpts from the remarks presented to the AIAA Conference held in Washington, D.C., February 20, 2002.] "What reforms to the U.S. export processes are needed and how can improvements be accelerated?" This is a question with...
Fiscal Year 2002 Security Assistance Funding Allocations
Introduction The last DISAM Journal, Winter 2001/2002 Edition, provided an extensive description and analysis of the numerous pieces of security assistance-related legislation recently enacted for fiscal year (FY) 2002. While funding for the fiscal...
President Bush's Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2003. (Legislation and Policy)
[Excerpts Secretary of State presented to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., March 6, 2002. Let me say at the outset, Mr. Chairman, before I go into the specifics of the budget...
Security Assistance Programs: The Catalyst for Transition in the Croatian Military
In general terms, the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) and security assistance programs continue to play a vital role in advising and assisting the Croatian Ministry of Defense in their efforts to become a more professional and modem force. The...
Security Cooperation Pays Off: A Lesson from the Afghan War. (Perspectives)
[The following is a reprint from the DFI Government Practice, Inc., publication, web site publications @dfi-intl.com. We wish to thank DFI for allowing us to reprint this article.] One of the essential lessons of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan...
The Croatian Armed Forces Training Simulations Program
In February 2001, the Croatian Armed Forces officially opened the Croatian Armed Forces Leader and Staff Simulation Center (CLSSC). Hailed by some as one of the best equipped training simulation centers in the region, the CLSSC marks a dramatic new...
The DISAM Journal of International Security Assistance Management
Security cooperation continues to play a key role in the successes that we are achieving around the world. This Journal feature articles focus on the nation of Croatia with an overview of the country in general as well as a discussion of the various...
U.S. Assistance to Colombia and the Andean Region
Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs [The following testimony was presented before the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Washington D.C., April 10, 2000.] Colombia matters to the United States. Congress...
U.S. Foreign Policy: The Growing Role of Economics
[The following remarks were presented to the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, in Baltimore, Maryland, April 3, 2002.] First, a Personal Note This is an exciting time to be working in foreign affairs. We are in an era when foreign policy...