Military Development In Africa: The Political And Economic Risks Of Arms Transfers

1st Edition

Bruce E. Arlinghaus

Routledge
Published June 7, 2019
Reference - 316 Pages
ISBN 9780367019471 - CAT# K403593

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Summary

Increases in the number and improvements in the quality of arms transferred to sub-Saharan African nations clearly will affect those nations' economic development and political stability both immediately and in the long term. Problems of technology absorption, manpower development, and the diversion of financial and human resources occasioned by such transfers become more and more critical as the demand for military modernization by African governments grows and the industrial nations compete to meet the demand. Dr. Arlinghaus evaluates conflicting assessments of the costs and benefits of military development from the perspective that it would be best for African nations to allocate resources for defense on the basis of socioeconomic considerations as well as their military and political goals.

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