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NATO: U.S. Assistance to the Partnership for Peace
GAO-01-734: Published: Jul 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2001.
After the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact in 1991, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and the United States sought new ways to cooperate with the political and military leadership of their former adversaries. In January 1994, NATO established the Partnership for Peace to increase defense cooperation with former Warsaw Pact members and other former communist st...
Defense Trade: European Initiatives to Integrate the Defense Market
NSIAD-98-6: Published: Oct 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the changes that have taken place in the European defense market over the past 5 years, focusing on: (1) what actions European governments and industry have taken to unify the European defense market; (2) how key European countries' defense procurement practices have affected U.S. defense companies' ability to compete on major weapons competitions in Europe; and (3) how the U.S. gover...
NATO Enlargement: Cost Estimates Developed to Date Are Notional
NSIAD-97-209: Published: Aug 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the executive branch's estimate of the cost of expanding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), focusing on: (1) the reasonableness of the study's key assumptions; (2) verifying the pricing of individual cost elements and identifying the basis for the pricing; (3) whether the estimate's major cost categories and elements should be ascribed...
Security Assistance: Need for Improved Reporting on Excess Defense Article Transfers
NSIAD-94-27: Published: Jan 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the excess defense articles (EDA) program, focusing on: (1) the scope and size of the EDA program; (2) the types of EDA transferred; (3) the EDA congressional reporting process; (4) the accuracy of EDA pricing and valuing procedures; and (5) EDA program management.GAO found that: (1) between 1990...
Security Assistance: Excess Defense Articles for Foreign Countries
NSIAD-93-164FS: Published: Mar 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) proposed and actual transfers of, and the value of excess defense articles (EDA) provided to, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Morocco, and Oman; and (2) the status of equipment transfers to five North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Defense Securi...
Comments on H.R. 4623, NATO Mutual Support Act of 1979
B-156489: Published: Oct 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO reviewed proposed legislation to give the Secretary of Defense authority to enter into agreements with NATO countries and subsidiary bodies to further operational and cross-servicing of forces. The terms of the proposed legislation were found to be broad and sweeping, failed to meet the objective of simply and concisely covering the needed authority, and would significantly impact upon other l...
Pricing Data on the Proposed Sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia
ID-81-65: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1981.
GAO reviewed the pricing data associated with the proposed sale of E-3A Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) to decide whether the U.S. military would be charging Saudi Arabia a full pro rata share of nonrecurring costs.The Department of Defense stated that the estimated value of the sale, $5.8 billion, included: five aircraft worth $1,200 million, spare parts worth $500 million, support e...
Rationale Justifying the Stated Mission Needs for Cruise Missile
PSAD-78-44: Published: Dec 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1977.
In an April 1977 report to Congress, GAO recommended that the Secretary of Defense reevaluate the role of cruise missiles to assure that developments are directed toward specific military requirements that relate to mission needs. It is uncertain whether the Department of Defense has developed mission needs data or whether they will develop this type of information for each variant of cruise missl...
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...