Accession Number:

ADA125544

Title:

The Navy of Brazil: An Emerging Power at Sea (Marinha do Brasil: Um Poder Emergente no Mar),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

Captain Ferreira provides a perspective not available from one of our United States Fellows. Many observers foresee an increasingly influential place for Brazil in international affairs. Is the Brazilian Navy prepared to take on an expanded international role Captain Ferreira examines the history of his countrys navy, analyzes current problems, and suggests directions for future development. He identifies the basic issues facing the Brazilian Navy overdependence on foreign equipment, lack of funds, and excessive concentration of forces in Rio de Janeiro. As possible solutions, he proposes building more ships and naval equipment in Brazil, modernizing and expanding the fleet, and redeploying forces. Captain Ferreiras perceptions of his countrys navy are of special interest to US naval strategists and to the national security planning community concerned with issues in Latin America and the South Atlantic.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE