Accession Number : ADA192531

Title :   USAF Presence in Latin America in the 21st Century.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Simpson, Tony

PDF Url : ADA192531

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This report develops options for maintaining a physical USAF presence in Latin America after 1999 when the Panama Canal Treaty expires and the U.S. loses access to its bases in Panama. The report first explains the strategic importance of Latin America to the United States, then establishes U.S. military objectives in the region. It then proceeds to determine whether or not a physical USAF presence is in fact needed in the area to support those objectives, concluding one is necessary. Finally, it develops a model for a presence consisting of reactivating major and minor facilities, establishing new ones, increasing Air Attache positions, and establishing an Air Force Civic Action Program.

Descriptors :   *LATIN AMERICA, *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *AIR FORCE, *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, PANAMA, PANAMA CANAL, TREATIES, UNITED STATES, CIVIC ACTION

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE