Accession Number : ADA194052

Title :   A Strategy for an United Caribbean Defence.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Vidal, Hugh V

PDF Url : ADA194052

Report Date : 29 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The Caribbean is an area of the world that historically has had a turbulent past. For centuries the European colonial powers fought over its possession. In today's bipolar world the struggle goes on still, but now another dimension has been added - ideology. Additionally other problems confront these countries. Some of these problems are: drugs and arms trafficking, interference in internal affairs by outside agencies and super powers, subversion, attempts at coups, difficulties in monitoring their relatively vast marine EEZs and the inability of governments to satisfy national expectations. In such situations the nations of the region find it increasingly difficult to maintain their sovereignty. This paper takes a look at the region which sits astride major trade routes and very important sea lines of communication, a region that is geographically most strategically positioned and suggests a strategy for an united defence.

Descriptors :   *AREA DEFENSE, NATIONS, REGIONS, WEST INDIES, THREATS, RESOURCES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE