Accession Number:

ADA023876

Title:

The Panama Canal -- Evolution, Treaty Status, and Strategic Importance

Descriptive Note:

Student essay

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-10

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The Panama Canal is studied beginning with its conception and construction. The treaty arrangements which have applied in the past, present negotiations and their possible future implications are discussed. Panamas desire for control is examined and the strategic importance of the canal is evaluated. There is a chance that Panamas wishes may be gratified, however a number of Congressmen view a new treaty with disfavor. In the opinion of the author, the United States should retain ownership and control of both the Canal and the Zone.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE