Accession Number : ADA124778


Title :   A Strategy for Dealing with Cuba in the 1980s.


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Gonzalez,Edward


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a124778.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 153


Abstract : Cuba poses a threat that could, if unchecked, fundamentally alter the U.S. geostrategic position in the Caribbean Basin and cause severe problems in the event of a U.S.-Soviet conflict elsewhere. The complex dimensions of this challenge make effective, viable policy option toward the Cuban government imperative, but elusive. This report proposes a strategy for gaining and applying leverage over Castro to bring about needed changes in Cuban foreign policy. The report elaborates the additional political, economic, and diplomatic policies needed to ensure an effective strategy. Potential problems and questions for future study are identified.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , *CUBA , *STRATEGIC WARFARE , USSR , MILITARY STRATEGY , ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , NATIONAL SECURITY , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , VULNERABILITY , THREAT EVALUATION , DEFENSE PLANNING , WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL) , COMMUNIST COUNTRIES , POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS , CARIBBEAN SEA


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE