Accession Number:

AD1022969

Title:

U.S. Training for Latin American Militaries: Avoiding An Internal Security Role Creep

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Air Command And Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

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Report Date:

2012-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Why does the United States train and fund Latin American militaries in internal security roles when the US military itself trains mainly for an external defense role The United States should train Latin American militaries in external defense roles in order to strengthen democratic civil-military relations because training in internal security roles increases the risk of military involvement in domestic politics, something which has been problematic in Latin American countries.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE