Accession Number : ADA284476


Title :   Can the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force be Used Successfully as an Instrument of Nation Building in Trinidad and Tobago


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Thompson, C B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a284476.pdf


Report Date : 03 Jun 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 207


Abstract : This study examines the role that military forces in less developed countries can play in nation building. It analyses the nation building contributions of the armed forces of Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and Venezuela in their respective countries. The Civilian Conservation Corps that existed in the U.S. in the 1930s and the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps are also analyzed. The evidence shows that armed forces can assist, in great measure, in nation building. There is, however, the danger that they can become politicized and eventually seize political power. The evidence reveals that there can also be economic and social disadvantages to military nation building. The study shows that the patterns of civil-military relations that exist in less developed nations could influence the success or failure of military nation building programs. Nation building, Civil-Military relations, Role of the military in nation building, Nation building case studies


Descriptors :   *CIVIL AFFAIRS , *UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE , *FOREIGN AID , DEVELOPING NATIONS , NATIONS , ECONOMICS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , TRAINING , ARGENTINA , VENEZUELA , MALAYSIA , RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS , COUNTERINSURGENCY , FOREIGN MILITARY SALES , BRAZIL , THESES , CASE STUDIES , COVERT OPERATIONS , POWER , MILITARY TRAINING , KOREA


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE