Accession Number : ADA019396

Title :   A Revised US Military Role in the Panama Canal Zone.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,


Personal Author(s) : Kuehn,Frederick G.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Under the hypothesis that the United States will renegotiate its treaties with the Republic of Panama, the purpose of this essay is to determine a new military role for the Armed Forces in the Canal Zone should this occur during the 1975-1985 time frame. In this conceptual review, possible threats and preventive measures were examined. Factors such as the capabilities of the Russian maritime forces in this hemisphere and the means available to the US Armed Forces in a time of crisis were studied. Recommendations are made concerning US interests and their interrelationships with our national objectives in this area should the hypothesis become a reality.

Descriptors :   *Panama canal, *Military forces(United States), *International relations, Threat evaluation, Deterrence, Treaties, Negotiations, Panama, Government(Foreign), United States Government, Foreign policy, Defense planning, Force level, Reduction, Deployment, USSR, Navy, Latin America

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE