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Master of Science

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Craig Brandt, PhD


When World War II ended, the U.S. was left as one of the remaining superpowers. Although the Soviets were also very strong militarily, the U.S. found itself as the one nation with the most stable political and economic conditions, as well as being one of the two remaining military superpowers. With the U.S. home soil untouched by war, the economic and manufacturing infrastructures of the U.S. were stronger than ever. This situation set the stage for the start of U.S. assistance programs. In the late 194Os and throughout the Eisenhower Administration, world events shaped the U.S. military aid policies for years to come. The military aid programs during the Eisenhower Administration would see a policy shift from economic aid to mainly military aid and then a reversal of this trend towards the final years of President Eisenhower's second term. The political and economic changes occurring during the l95Os caused the U.S. government to reevaluate, refocus, and reorganize its management of the military assistance programs beginning in the late l95Os.

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Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of Technology