ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
This study attempts to determine if there is a need for a school to specifically train Latin American military personnel in selected tactical and technical areas. It also examines the options of an institution that would meet specific Latin American training requirements as well as military and political objectives of the United States. Research revealed that American military influence in Latin America is rapidly decreasing and that Latin America is capable of conducting military training in support of its own needs. The primary advantage of operating the United States Army School of the Americas would be the access to Latin American military personnel and the resulting degree of influence. The United States must evaluate its policies and objectives in Latin America and decide if it is willing to fund such an institution.