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
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE