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Foreign Military Sales: A Potential Drain on the U.S. Defense Posture
LCD-77-440: Published: Sep 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1977.
In the past 7 years, foreign military sales volume grew from $952 million to over $8.7 billion. The United States has dominated the world arms market since 1965 and now controls it by almost 50%.Foreign military sales include some of the most advanced weapons and support systems in the U.S. inventory and represent a large percentage of new weapons and equipment. The chief customers have changed fr...
Relationships between U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Command Structures--Need for Closer Integration
LCD-77-491: Published: Aug 26, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1977.
The United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military command structures are similarly organized and have basically the same overall mission, which is to provide a combat-ready force to deter aggression from the Warsaw Pact nations.The close relationship of the two command structures is best illustrated by: several U.S. commanders being also NATO commanders; NATO assuming op...
Sharing the Defense Burden: The Multinational F-16 Aircraft Program
PSAD-77-40: Published: Aug 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1977.
The F-16 is a multibillion dollar program calling for coproduction of a new fighter aircraft by a consortium consisting of Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United States. The arrangement should aid in standardization of weapon systems in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, provide a low cost fighter, and increase industrial activity for participants. The coproduction show the...
Status of the F-16 Aircraft Program
PSAD-77-41: Published: Apr 1, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1977.
Under a multinational commitment, the United States, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, and Norway plan to purchase at least 998 F-16 fighter aircraft--650 for the United States and 348 for the European countries. Ultimately the U.S. Air Force plans call for procuring 1,388 aircraft. The European countries will participate in co-producing the first 650 U.S. Air Force F-16's, the 348 European aircr...
Critical Considerations in the Acquisition of a New Main Battle Tank
PSAD-76-113: Published: Jun 24, 1976. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1976.
GAO reported on the Army's third attempt to develop a successor to its main battle tank, the M60A1.GAO noted that: (1) earlier efforts to develop a new main battle tank have been aborted mainly because of cost; (2) improvements in anti-tank weapons have made tanks more vulnerable than in the past; (3) even so, most military strategists maintain that the tank is still an effective assault weapon, t...
Additional Costs of Stationing U.S. Forces in Europe
ID-76-32: Published: Apr 28, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1976.
The costs incurred by the United States in stationing NATO- committed forces in Europe instead of at home are reviewed. The Jackson-Nunn amendment to the 1974 Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act required the executive branch to reduce proportionately U.S. Forces deployed in Europe to the extent that the fiscal year (FY) 1974 balance-of-payments deficit was not fully offset. The a...
Need To Reexamine Some Support Costs Which the U.S. Provides to NATO
ID-75-72: Published: Aug 25, 1975. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1975.
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Auditing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
091056: Jan 1, 1974
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Summer 1974...
U.S. Participation in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for Fiscal Years 1972 and 1973
B-156489: Published: Aug 8, 1973. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1973.
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