Assessing the Values of U.S. Army International Activities by Jefferson P. Marquis, Richard E. Darilek, Jasen J. Castillo,

By Jefferson P. Marquis, Richard E. Darilek, Jasen J. Castillo, Cathryn Quantic Thurston, Anny Wong

This document provides a framework for assessing U.S. military overseas actions (AIA). It additionally presents a matrix of 8 AIA ends, derived from top-level nationwide and military tips, and 8 AIA methods, which summarize a few of the services inherent in AIA courses. furthermore, the record describes the recent on-line AIA wisdom Sharing process (AIAKSS) that's getting used to solicit programmatic and evaluate information from AIA officers within the Army's significant instructions.

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S. 16 Because of these potential obstacles, performance measurement must be viewed as a process in need of monitoring and refinement. S. (1997, p. 158). See also Fitzgerald and Bringham (2001, p. 22). General Accounting Office (1997). 1 indicates, once the initial measurement framework has been established and data have been collected, responsible officials should periodically review the process, forward and backward, to address any gaps and disparities that may have arisen. Looking forward, they should ask themselves whether each step appears to contribute to the following one.

S. 8 Businesses aim to increase productivity and profits by improving the efficiency through which certain outputs are produced. Public programs, by contrast, seek to increase safety, security, welfare, etc. Efficiency is not a sufficient measure of the achievement of these goals. 9 Emphasize Quality over Quantity in Developing Measures Although accurate assessment relies on a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods,10 qualitative measures are often better than quantitative measures for evaluating the effectiveness of public sector programs.

Still further, the states could exchange military technologies or practices that result in improvements for all participating countries. S. military capabilities. S. military not only to defend itself but also to protect its partners in a particular region. S. military operations. Likewise, partners could share crucial military technologies with the United States. Fourth, security cooperation can aim to change the beliefs and intentions of allies and potential partners. In one sense, security cooperation might try to change how other countries think about their own security practices.

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