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Exporting US defence structures to other countries has proved difficult.

Is the US’s PPBS Applicable to European Post-Communist Defence Institutions?

Thomas-Durell Young
RUSI Journal, 30 November 2016
United States, US Defence Policy, Americas, Defence Management, Defence Policy, Europe
Europe’s post-communist countries have struggled to emulate the US defence model.

The US has exported versions of the Department of Defense’s Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS) to almost all the legacy defence organisations of former communist states in Central and Eastern Europe to enable them to plan and create modern financial management systems. Thomas-Durell Young traces how these efforts have largely failed to produce viable defence plans, and argues that only by strengthening the influence of policy over programming will this be possible.

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