Accession Number:

ADA209464

Title:

Evaluation of United States Strategy In Central America

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Report Date:

1989-03-03

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of recent U.S. strategy in Central America. Obviously, the scope is broad however, the fact that one author is Honduran and the other recently served two years implementing U.S. military policy in Honduras brings some depth of experience to the task. In offering recommendations for U.S. strategy at the conclusion, the authors do so with a sense of humility as many distinguished government officials and analysts of U.S. strategy and Central American affairs have been working on this effort for many years. If the study prompts critical thinking and raises questions for further research, it has accomplished its purpose. The study begins with a short background of historical U.S. interests and involvements in Central America concluding with a review of current interests and threats to those interests. Then, the Carter and Reagan administration strategies are described and evaluated. The study concludes with the authors recommendations for U.S. strategy in Central America. Keywords International relations, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Latin America, National interests.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE