Accession Number : ADA290515

Title :   Strategic Forum. Number 17. Reshaping Cooperative Security Among Central American States,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

PDF Url : ADA290515

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The United States has played a central, often confrontational, and inevitably controversial role in Central American security issues for over 150 years. This workshop took place less than three years after the conclusion of the war in El Salvador, less than five years after the electoral defeat of Nicaragua's Sandinistas and the U.S. military intervention in Panama, and while an insurgent conflict continues in Guatemala. The bitter struggles of the previous decade were fresh in the minds of all participants. Yet, despite the violent and divisive recent history, the tone of the conference was clearly forward-looking, with a minimum of polemics, dredging up of past events, or placing blame for current problems on one or another set of domestic actors or the United States. Instead, the focus was on future solutions, on possibilities for cooperation, and on building a tradition of mutual regional security which would benefit all. (MM)

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *CENTRAL AMERICA, UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, WORKSHOPS, PANAMA, EL SALVADOR, CONFLICTS, GUATEMALA.

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

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