Building Armies, Building Nations

Toward a New Approach to Security Force Assistance

Book Description

This report explores the relationship between armies and nation-building and argues that U.S.-sponsored Security Force Assistance (SFA) could become more effective by focusing less on force structure, military capabilities, and readiness, and focusing more on ideology and the extent to which a client army complements a host nation’s larger nation-building project.

About Shurkin, Michael