News | July 12, 2015

Governance and Security Sector Assistance: The Missing Link - Part I

By Gordan Adams and Richard Sokolsky Lawfare

The United States continues to pour money into helping improve local security forces. Yet they still often fail, at times disastrously. In this first part of the series, Gordon Adams of American University and Richard Sokolsky of Carnegie argue that the United States often ignores the problem of governance when it helps allied security forces: too often resources go to governments that are venal or incompetent, and U.S. efforts are wasted.