Accession Number : ADA306602

Title :   War and Peace in the Amazon: Strategic Implications for the United States and Latin America of the 1995 Ecuador-Peru War.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Marcella, Gabriel

PDF Url : ADA306602

Report Date : 24 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The author analyzes the strategic significance of the recent war between Ecuador and Peru. He maintains that the underlying basis I for the conflict is a serious threat to regional peace and security. This is doubly troubling because of the momentum towards democratization, the region-wide support for economic reform and integration, and the constructive efforts underway to promote greater cooperation between civilian authority and the military in Latin America. The author argues that unless this age-old dispute is settled and soon, it would generate a more disastrous war in the future. He concludes by recommending specific courses of action to resolve the conflict.

Descriptors :   *PEACETIME, *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *WARTIME, *DEMOCRACY, WARFARE, UNITED STATES, STRATEGY, ECONOMICS, THREATS, COMMUNICATION SATELLITES, LATIN AMERICA, MOMENTUM, PERU, AMAZON RIVER, GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, ECUADOR.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE