About the Green Book
The basic textbook employed by the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS) for
instruction covering the full range of security assistance activities. The text is revised annually and
commonly referred to as the "Green Book" as it is bound in a green cover.
Readers should be aware that the Green Book is an academic document. It does not
set policy, precedent or procedures; it merely describes them as an aid to understanding. The source
materials can and do change. The views, opinions, and conclusions expressed or implied herein are those of the authors
or editors only and are not to be construed as representing official policies of the US government or any of its departments
and agencies. In every case, the reader is advised to check the listed references rather than rely upon this text
for operational or administrative guidance.
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