Accession Number:

ADA530792

Title:

White Book on National Defense (Republic of Argentina)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MINISTRY OF DEFENSE BUENOS AIRES (ARGENTINA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

237.0

Abstract:

This White Book was written in the first place for our fellow citizens, and also for the members of all democratic communities in the world. Its contents describe the main achievements and projects that, starting in 1989, gave rise to significant changes in the National Defense System and, particularly, in the Nations Armed Forces. The basic principle of this transformation was supported by a global view of the international scenario aimed at consolidating democracy as the only and definitive form of government, promoting free trade and strengthening confidence in military matters. To achieve these aims, we have led the Argentine Republic along the same path as the nations that believe in cooperation as the way to face a continuously changing world. Notwithstanding this dynamic environment, the main purpose of National Defense remains that of ensuring national sovereignty and integrity and preserving the countrys vital interests. Within this framework, international security is not conceived as a substitute for national security, but as its possible and necessary complement.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE