Accession Number:

AD0761052

Title:

Panama Canal: An Assessment of the Issues.

Descriptive Note:

Individual research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-26

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

United States authority to construct the Panama Canal and to subsequently operate, maintain, and defend it, is based on a 1903 treaty. Panamanians have objected to many of the basic provisions of this treaty since the day it was signed. Although the US agreed in 1965 to negotiate new arrangements, efforts to date have not resulted in agreement. This study identifies the issues concerned and assesses their relative importance to each side and to the overall situation. Data was gathered using a literature search from observations, briefings, and informal discussions during a trip to the Canal Zone in November, 1972 and from personal interviews with US and Panamanian officials. A historical background to US involvement in Panama is included. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE