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
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