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dc.contributor.advisorLawson, Letitia
dc.contributor.authorIeva, Christopher Scott
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:32Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:32Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3837
dc.description.abstractRenewed U.S. security and diplomatic interest in Sub-Saharan Africa suggests the need to evaluate previous DSPD initiatives. The ACRF serves as a useful lesson for U.S. African Combatant Command (USAFRICOM) in how to communicate effectively with African partners. The aim of the thesis is to evaluate the effectiveness of Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Support for Public Diplomacy (DPSD) sources and messages using the African Crisis Response Force (ACRF) as a controlled comparison case study. Based on this aim, the study hypothesizes that a high level source employing a tailored message objective to the target audience's home venue would achieve the most favorable effect. Based on the analysis of the ACRF proposal process, the thesis only marginally affirms the hypothesis, suggesting that countryspecific contextual factors related to military-to-military relations and the condition of public diplomatic relations played a more significant role.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/effectivedefense109453837
dc.format.extentxiv, 63 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshPeacekeeping forcesen_US
dc.subject.lcshAfrica, Sub-Saharanen_US
dc.subject.lcshCrisis managementen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical stabilityen_US
dc.subject.lcshConflict managementen_US
dc.subject.lcshMilitary assistance, Americanen_US
dc.titleEffective defense support for public diplomacy (DSPD) with a sub-Saharan Africa target audience a case study of the African Crisis Response Proposalen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Marine Corps (USMC) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc301318049
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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