Countering Global Terrorism: Developing the Antiterrorist Capabilities of the Central Asian Militaries

  • February 01, 2004
  • Mr Roger N McDermott

The author offers a framework for improving the antiterrorist capabilities of the Central Asian militaries, including increased and focused military training with a special emphasis on Special Forces units. The training should take place within a regional train and equip program to increase effectiveness and efficiency. But, he argues, all assistance to the Central Asian states must complement broader diplomatic efforts to promote social, economic, and political reform.