The Central American Crisis and the United States Policy Toward the Region.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In spite of Central American instability, some positive developments have been set mainly in the democratic order. But there are serious continuing problems which the US and the Central American countries themselves are confronting the Soviets want to help Cuba, secure new allies in the region and weaken US influence in Central America. For the first time, the present administration has given attention to the area even though the policy is facing lack of domestic consensus and complications in its accomplishment. President Reagans administration wants to do more than just prevent the loss of the other Central American countries it also intends to turn back the tide in Nicaragua. It is suggested that the United States must take seriously not only looking for its interests but also the interests of the Central American countries trying to accommodate both ways, and a comprehensive US strategy with determination and consistent long-term policy and a positive commitment to Central American countries. This paper argues that the trouble in Central America is not only, essentially, the outgrowth of an East-West conflict. Nevertheless, long-term economic and security assistance provided by the US that reflects the interests, attitudes and aspirations of Central American people, could bring stability to the region.
- Government and Political Science