Accession Number : ADA603669


Title :   Implementation of a General Reform Plan in the Army of the Dominican Republic (IMPLEMENTACI N DE UNA REFORMA INTEGRAL EN EL EJ RCITO DE LA REPUBLICA DOMINICANA)


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Guerrero, Manuel A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a603669.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 80


Abstract : The United States' invasion of 1916 and its influence during the period of the Cold War resulted in doctrinal, organizational, and structural distortions in the Army of the Dominican Republic. The invasion changed the essence of the army remaking it into a constabulary force focused on controlling the population and the nation's resources. The Cold War period encouraged a type of military gigantism out of proportion to any strategic necessity which in turn served to support the dictatorship. Reform efforts to date have not been able to break with these inherited distortions thus limiting the modernization and professionalization required to bring the army out of its inertia. Therefore, it is fair to ask: What reform model must be adopted by the Dominican Army so that it may reach its modernization objectives in an autonomous manner which at the same time would be complementary to the decisions of the political authorities? The conclusions establish the need for revising the laws governing national defense. In addition, the Dominican Army must be organized according to its tasks, and its size must be determined by the needs, the dangers faced, and the economic resources of the nation.


Descriptors :   *DOMINICAN REPUBLIC , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , ARMY , COLD WAR , DECISION MAKING , DISTORTION , DOCTRINE , ECONOMICS , LAW ENFORCEMENT , MODELS , NATIONAL DEFENSE , NATIONS , POPULATION , RESOURCES , UNITED STATES , WARFARE


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE