ERIC Number: ED021187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Peaceful Uses of Military Forces. Praeger Special Studies in International Politics and Public Affairs.
This study of the peaceful uses of military forces (PUMF) offers a compendium of information and principles for the planning and conduct of such PUMF activities as meeting disaster or emergency relief situations, education and training, and economic and social projects. The provision of training opportunities by the military is a means of combatting illiteracy, instills a sense of national consciousness, and provides skills needed by developing nations, particularly in agriculture and mechanics, and aids recruitment. Length of service determines the type of training that can be offered and level of skill that can be achieved. In areas of extreme shortage of technical skills the potential of PUMF to provide primary level instructors is particularly valuable. Military training programs should encourage post-release continuation of education and training and be coordinated with civilian programs. For the attainment of primary and middle level technical skills, pre-release training is more effective than post-release programs. (The study includes reports on PUMF experiences in Belgium, Brazil, Iran, Colombia, France, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States.) (aj)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Costs, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Emergency Programs, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Military Service, Morale, National Programs, Skill Development, Veterans Education, Vocational Education
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