Accession Number:

ADA169751

Title:

Cuba after Fidel Castro.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The underlying questions are who will succeed Fidel Castro as the leader of Cuba, what foreign and domestic policy changes can be expected to occur under a successive regime, and what implications new Cuban leadership may have for U.S. security and policies in the region. Possible U.S. courses of action at the death of Castro were examined. Data was gathered using a literature search. Fidel Castros current health was studied and hypothesis was made concerning his potential to stay in power. Possible successors to Fidel were considered and the resultant changes in personality and leadership ability were analyzed. Since Fidels success appears to be personality dependent to a great degree, changes in domestic and foreign policies under a new regime were considered. The events leading to current U.S. policy toward Cuba were briefly examined and possible alternatives for U.S. actions upon the death of Fidel Castro were analyzed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE