Accession Number : ADA424784


Title :   Human Rights and United States Military Humanitarian and Civic Assistance in Latin America


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Shimotsu, John M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a424784.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : The thesis evaluates the extent to which human rights were promoted in United States Military Humanitarian and Civic Assistance exercises in Latin America. This is important because the promotion of human rights is a stated foreign policy goal, even in security cooperation programs. It will be argued that a human rights focus matters in the selection of training objectives, engagement in the interagency process, and coordination with the host nation. Comparative case analysis of Opening Roads-Ecuador 1987 and New Horizons-Nicaragua 1999 indicates that the post-Cold War US military is implementing some principles congruent with a human rights perspective, such as promoting sustainable development and good governance.


Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , FOREIGN POLICY , UNITED STATES , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , THESES , PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT) , LATIN AMERICA , PEACEKEEPING


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE