Accession Number : ADA308617

Title :   The U.S. Trade Embargo Against Cuba.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Coy, Bernie D.

PDF Url : ADA308617

Report Date : 01 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Much has changed in the world since President John F. Kennedy first placed the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in 1962: The Cold War has ended, the Berlin Wall came down, and we have diplomatic and economic relations with Vietnam, China, and former states of the Soviet Union. The spread of Marxism-Leninism has been stopped in the Western Hemisphere, and Cuba no longer poses a threat, militarily or ideologically. Castro has initiated significant reforms in the past several years, Cuba's economy demonstrates an upward trend, and foreign businesses are beginning to invest heavily. Yet, while almost all of the United States' allies have full relations with Cuba, and the United Nations year-after-year votes overwhelmingly against the U.S. embargo, Washington continues--thirty-four years and seven Presidents later--to tighten its sanctions against Cuba. The latest attempt to bring about 'a peaceful transition to democracy'--the Cuba Liberty and Democracy Act of 1996--threatens to punish foreign companies which trade with Cuba. The U.S., now forced into coercing its friends and allies to gain support for its sanctions, has become almost totally isolated in its Cuba policy. Consequently, it is time to reconsider U.S. policy and end the Cold War with Castro.

Descriptors :   *CUBA, *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, *ECONOMIC WARFARE, USSR, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, COMMERCE, FOREIGN, ECONOMICS, COLD WAR, BERLIN, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, VIETNAM, CHINA, DIPLOMATS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE