DISAM Journal

Publication covering politics and the aerospace and defense industries.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, Fall

Air Force Security Assistance Center Celebrates Its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
July 17, 2003, the Air Force Security Assistance Center (AFSAC) celebrated on twenty-five years of international logistics support, provided through the International Logistics Center (ILC) and AFSAC both organizations existed under logistics and materiel...
Bulgarian Soldier Takes on Drill Instructor School, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina
Most Marines attending Drill Instructor School will remember the rigorous training as one of the biggest challenges in their lives. With a tough physical training regimen, an even tougher staff and a demanding academic schedule, these three months...
Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1995-2002
[The following are extracts from the unclassified report of the Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations as published under the above title by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on September 22, 2003. [Tables 3 through 9D are not included...
Defense Security Cooperation Agency Is a Key Player in Providing Wheelchairs to Afghanistan
"You have changed my life. I now have freedom and mobility," said one grateful recipient. "It is comfortable, it is easy to steer. My life will be much easier now," said another. These statements could be heard coming from disabled Afghans during a...
Distinguished Visitor Orientation Tour and Orientation Tour Program
Since October of 2001 the International Student Management Office (IMSO) has supported the Distinguished Visitor Orientation Tour (DVOT) and Orientation Tour (OT) Program. A DVOT/OT is a hand-tailored, short, intensive training program specifically...
Having Fun and Making Friends in an International Environment
Introduction The very popular and highly successful English Conversation Group (ECG) was born out of a wonderful combination of necessity and opportunity during National Defense University's 1999-2000 school year. Since then, ECG has built a proud...
Marine Corps International Education and Training
[We would like the thank the editorial staff of the Marine Corps Gazette, for granting us permission to reprint the following article. This article appeared in the Marine Corps Gazette, Volume 6, Issue 12, December 2002, and is as applicable today...
Regional Defense Counterterrorism Fellows Program
We are creating a coalition to go after terrorism. We are asking the United Nations and every other organization you can think of ... to join us once and for all in a great coalition to conduct a campaign against terrorists who are conducting war against...
Russian and Polish Relations: A New Era
Russia and Poland have shared a long and often troubled historical relationship. This has involved wars, rebellions, repressions, and partitions. Momentous changes in Europe during the late 1980s and early 1990s, including the fall of communism in...
Security Assistance at the National Defense University: Winning Hearts and Influencing Minds
[The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.] Introduction The National Defense University,...
Security Cooperation 2003 Conference: Strengthening Alliances for the Future
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) hosted its 2003 Annual Security Cooperation Conference, October 28-29, 2003 in Alexandria, Virginia. Strengthening Alliances For The Future served as the conference theme. This article summarizes the various...
Shifting Sights: Adapting Central American Security Structures to 21st Century Threats
[The following are excerpts of the remarks presented to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., June 18, 2003.] Introduction I would like to address the relationship between the process of integration in Central...
The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management Mobile Education Team Visits Bahrain
On June 11, 2003, the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) completed its fifth mobile education team (MET) for fiscal year 2003 and was conducted in the Kingdom of Bahrain for the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF). The DISAM team consisted...
The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management Mobile Education Team Visits Pakistan
In response to a request from the Pakistani Ministry of Defense, the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) dispatched a Mobile Education Team (MET) to Rawalpindi, Pakistan for a two-week stay in July. The four-person team conducted...
The Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management Mobile Education Team Visits Santiago Chile
Located on the Western coast of South America and occupying nearly the entire west coast, lies the country of Chile. From its northern tip, bordering Peru and Bolivia to its southernmost tip, near Cape Horn and only about 120 miles from Antarctica,...
Training Management System 6.003 Upgrade
What is the Training Management System 6.003 (TMS)? The Training Management System (TMS) is a Microsoft Access based software application designed to aid security assistance offices (SAO) throughout the world in managing all aspects of their international...