Accession Number : ADA140571

Title :   Geopolitics, Security, and U.S. Strategy in the Caribbean Basin.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Ronfeldt,D

PDF Url : ADA140571

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : This study examines some operational military issues involving the Caribbean Basin, and it reflects the broader concern that answers to operational military questions should depend heavily on answers to more fundamental questions about why and how the United States should be interested in this complex, unstable region. Based on an examination of current trends as well as historical experience since promulgation of the Monroe Doctrine, the study advances a conceptual framework that identifies underlying geostrategic principles for guiding U.S. policy in the Basin. The study then proposes specific measures for developing an integrated political, economic, and military strategy that would advance U.S. interests and meet the interests of Basin neighbors.

Descriptors :   *Geopolitics, Caribbean Sea, National security, Military strategy, Foreign policy, Conflict, History

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE