Accession Number : ADA262290


Title :   Nation Assistance Strategy: Latin America (Using United States Military Capabilities)


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Donahue, Michael J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262290.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : Assistance to Latin American and Caribbean nations using the military services of the United States as the tool has built steadily throughout the 1980's and early 1990's. Two functions had early emerged, medical and engineer construction assistance. Later, in the late 1980's assistance for the war on drugs became a very Intensive mission for the U.S. military. Within the services (if not all of DOD) opinion has varied as to whether or not nation assistance is a valid mission for the military. Stated succinctly, are these operations valuable to the training needed for success in war; for warfighting (and readiness for it) is the primary military mission. Thus, in some quarters the tasks contained in nation assistance are viewed as not meeting training readiness for war. In this paper, where focus on a component function is cited, just engineering and medical assistance will be used as examples. The overall focus is on what may be gained for U.S. political objectives and military readiness objectives.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *LATIN AMERICA , *FOREIGN AID , FUNCTIONS , UNITED STATES , DRUGS , PUBLIC HEALTH , MILITARY ADVISORS , VETERINARY MEDICINE , MILITARY ENGINEERS , PUBLIC OPINION , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , MEDICAL SERVICES , OPERATION , ARMY TRAINING , CONSTRUCTION , ENGINEERING , MISSIONS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE