Accession Number : ADA257267


Title :   Resources and Constraints Affecting U.S. Army Activities in Latin America


Descriptive Note : Rept. for Sep 1991-Aug 1992


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Clark, Susan L ; Christenson, William M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257267.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : This paper examines two factors of paramount concern to the U.S. Army's ability to conduct civil-military support activities in Latin America: available resources and potential constraints. In conjunction with other IDA work on Latin America about the challenges facing the region and the kinds of activities the U.S. Army has pursued there, this paper describes the type of U. S. Army forces that have historically been used in these efforts, and the implications of personnel and budgetary reductions. In addition, it assesses constraints that can affect U.S. Army activities such as the role of U.S. and Latin American public opinion, the effects of activities by the U.S. Congress, and the challenge of interagency cooperation.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , LATIN AMERICA


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE