Accession Number : AD1020401

Title :   The Defense Colombian Sovereignty at the Guajira Peninsula, through the Integration of the Instruments of National Power

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,10 Aug 2015,10 Jun 2016

Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s) : Velasco Forero,German E

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Report Date : 10 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This is a study of the tense situation which exists at the Guajira Peninsula in the border between Colombia and Venezuela. It begins with a summary of the history of Colombia and Venezuela as one nation, The Great Colombia, and the consequences of that country's dissolution. Since that time, despite multiple international treaties that recognize the present border between the two countries, Venezuela has made verbal demands and physical intrusions on Colombian territory and is attempting to provoke a military conflict with Colombia. The Venezuelan government is attempting to create a smoke screen over the complex problems that Venezuela is experiencing as a consequence of a long period of ineffective and corrupt administration. A change in the Venezuelan government does not mean that aggressive intentions have been reduced. As an example, the Guaicaipuro war game that was rehearsed at the National Defense High Studies Institute in Venezuela in 2008 it was clear that the notional enemy was Colombia. This study first describes the instruments of national power as United States government doctrine and then proposes the application of these instruments to mitigate eventual bilateral conflict over the sovereignty in the Guajira Peninsula situation. This study concludes that the application of the instruments of national power integration could improve the defense of Colombian sovereignty over Guajira Peninsula.

Descriptors :   Venezuela , Diplomacy , international politics , political systems , national security , warfare , governments , international organizations , national governments , terrorists , doctrine , agreements , military capabilities , security

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE