Future U. S. Security Relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan: U. S. Air Force Roles

Future U. S. Security Relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan: U. S. Air Force Roles

by David E. Thaler, Theodore W. Karasik, Dalia Dassa Kaye, Jennifer D.P. Moroney, Frederic Wehrey
     
 

The authors describe possible regional security structures and bilateral U.S. relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan. They recommend that the United States offer a wide range of security cooperation activities to compatible future governments in Kabul and Baghdad but should also plan to hedge against less-favorable contingencies. They emphasize that the U.S. Air

Overview

The authors describe possible regional security structures and bilateral U.S. relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan. They recommend that the United States offer a wide range of security cooperation activities to compatible future governments in Kabul and Baghdad but should also plan to hedge against less-favorable contingencies. They emphasize that the U.S. Air Force should expect to remain heavily tasked for the foreseeable future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833041975
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

David Elliot Thaler (M.I.A., International Security Policy, Columbia University) is an IPA Fellow, HQ/USAF, Directorate of Programs and Evaluation, Resource Analyses Division, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Theodore Karasik (PhD History UCLA) is Research Director, RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy. He is also Political Scientist in the International Policy and Security Group at RAND. Dr. Karasik has fourteen years work experience in geostrategic studies. His current work focuses on the nexus of health and national security in Eurasia and the Near East. He also specializes in security issues in the Caucasus and the evolving nature of Persian Gulf security.

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