Accession Number : ADA309255
Title : The Brazilian Armed Forces Role in Pursuing National Interests.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Cruz, Carlos A.
PDF Url : ADA309255
Report Date : APR 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : Brazil is a large country, with a democratic system and a political tradition of an Executive with broad powers. By virtue of the nation's history, the military units are spread throughout the national territory. By law, the Armed Forces (AF) have a double role: national security and participation in domestic governmental activities. This paper displays how the Brazilian AF currently balances the constitutional obligations of security and participation in social projects.
Descriptors : *NATIONAL SECURITY, *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *DEFENSE PLANNING, *BRAZIL, FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, CIVIL DEFENSE, LEADERSHIP, ECONOMICS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, BUDGETS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DEMOCRACY, SOCIAL WELFARE, PEACEKEEPING.
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE