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The U.S.–Lithuanian Defense Cooperation and Arms Acquisition from the U.S.

Version 1 : Received: 19 March 2021 / Approved: 23 March 2021 / Online: 23 March 2021 (09:11:17 CET)

How to cite: Palavenis, D. The U.S.–Lithuanian Defense Cooperation and Arms Acquisition from the U.S.. Preprints 2021, 2021030556 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0556.v1). Palavenis, D. The U.S.–Lithuanian Defense Cooperation and Arms Acquisition from the U.S.. Preprints 2021, 2021030556 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0556.v1).

Abstract

The aim of the study is to characterize the U.S. and Lithuanian defense cooperation from 1990–2020 including arms procurements. Findings suggest close defense cooperation between countries at Presidential, Congressional, and Defense Ministry/Secretary levels. The most developed cooperation areas are joint participation in international operations, improvements of the Lithuanian Armed Forces’ capabilities, and an increase of the U.S. military presence in the Baltic region. An analysis of Lithuanian defense procurements between 1990–2020 indicates that the majority of defense armaments were acquired from the U.S. using the Foreign Military Sales venue while other options to obtain armaments were not used.

Subject Areas

National Security Strategy; Defense Policy; Arms Sales; Defense Cooperation Security Agency; Foreign Military Sales

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