Accession Number:

ADA416338

Title:

National Security Policy Review - Republic of Cuba

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The United States should reassess current relations with the Republic of Cuba, and adopt a new security strategy that is consistent with the post - Cold War era. RATIONALE Current United States policy towards Cuba was developed in the early 1960s in the midst of the Cold War Subsequent administrations have stubbornly stayed the containment course, based on what appears to be nothing more than emotional conviction focused against Fidel Castro. The end of the Cold War provides an opportunity to rationally adjust our national policy in order to make it more realistic, given the level of threat that Cuba poses to United States security today. APPROACH After an introduction that briefly reviews the events that brought United StatesCuban relations to date, this Strategy Research Project analyzes and evaluates the performance of the current U.S. strategy. Next, it offers alternative strategies that focus on political, military, economic, and societal factors, and addresses the risk involved with each. Finally, a new strategy is recommended and summarized in the conclusion.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE