Problem

Military aid

Other Names:
Military aid to repressive regimes
Nature:

Military aid is aid which is used to assist a country or its people in its defense efforts, or to assist a poor country in maintaining control over its own territory. Many countries receive military aid to help with counter-insurgency efforts. Military aid can be given to a rebellion to help fight another country.

This aid may be given in the form of money for foreign militaries to buy weapons and equipment from the donor country.

Incidence:
The USA have secretly funded Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge from the beginning of 1980s.
Claim:
A significant proportion of all aid by donor countries is military aid, much of it given to governments with repressive records. In general, repressive governments tend to receive more aid than non-repressive governments. Furthermore, industrialized countries have proved unable or unwilling to enforce export controls on technology of military value, even to states whose military ambitions they claim to oppose.
Aggravates:
Military government
Values:
Aid
Repression
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET