Accession Number : ADA258352
Title : A New Strategy for Latin America
Descriptive Note : Research rept.
Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Hooker, Gary L ; Wendel, Jr, Lennart
Report Date : Apr 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 28
Abstract : Latin America has undeservably occupied the cellar in national foreign policy and strategy councils during United States' history. The exception has been crisis response when US political or military perception indicated a real or imagined threat to US security interests. These have spanned the cultural spectrum of economic, political, and military interests. Today's realities of decreasing federal budget accounts and increasing congressional oversight, combined with historic changes sweeping Latin America, pose a serious question, challenge, and strategic alternative: (1) The QUESTION -- is Latin America still important to US national security interests?; (2) If so, what is the CHALLENGE facing US security agencies in a low intensity conflict environment?; (3) What strategic ALTERNATIVE to current US efforts would prove superior in obtaining regional US national security objectives? This article attempts to provide those answers.
Descriptors : *MILITARY STRATEGY , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *LATIN AMERICA , *LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT , FOREIGN POLICY , ECONOMICS , FEDERAL BUDGETS , THREATS , HISTORY , INTERVENTION , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE