Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Jennifer Taw

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This paper is a policy review of Foreign Military Financing, commonly abbreviated as FMF. In the course of this review, this paper discusses the history and use of FMF as it developed over time with a particular focus on the drivers of its development. The positions of relevant parties on the policy of Foreign Military Financing are analyzed. The paper then evaluates FMF in relation to US interests. Recommendations for FMF are examined and I made the case for several strategies that could be used to reform FMF. Ultimately, the goal of the paper is to approach the question of how to reconcile FMF within the framework of US interests.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.