The Disam Journal of International Security Assistance Management
This quarter our cover story features our sister institution, the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies. Following the statutory creation of expanded international military education and training in 1991, the Navy Justice School stepped up to the challenge of developing a program on the rule of law. As the program's popularity grew, the school expanded and in 1997 became DIILS as we know it today. In 2000, DIILS became a Joint Agency Activity under the direct command of DSCA. Since the end of the Cold War, the rule of law in the military and the role of the military in the international community have become increasingly complex. Consequently, the training offered at DIILS has expanded to include developing rules of engagement, creating investigator and prosecutor guidelines to prosecute war crimes, drafting legislation to integrate women into the armed forces, and creating a model maritime service code. Today, DIILS is the largest provider of E-IMET training, having taught nearly 14,000 students in 75 countries.
A major initiative of DSCA is to create a culture within the security cooperation community that is based on performance and results. Programmatic guidance from DSCA will provide specific information on how DSCA and the implementing agencies will conduct business in the future. The first step is to use a new approach, performance based budgeting, that will allow the security cooperation budgets to be linked to corporate strategy, planning, and performance measures. In this issue, we present the guidance for the preparation of the FMS administrative budget for fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
Each year the Department of State produces the country reports on human rights practices, a comprehensive look at human rights infractions in 195 countries. The expansion of democracy and human rights rests on a fundamental belief that there are rights and freedoms to which every human is entitled, no matter where he or she lives. …