Accession Number : ADA309387

Title :   Nation Assistance: A Tool for Promoting Peacetime Engagement in Latin America.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Dinsick, Robert G.

PDF Url : ADA309387

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Nation assistance was instrumental in developing and preparing the battlefield for a United States foreign policy in Latin America during the 20th century. Perhaps this resource intensive tool is no longer effective or needed in promoting the peacetime engagement tenet of the Clinton Administration's National Security Strategy. This paper demonstrates that nation assistance could be the most viable and productive vehicle that the DoD has in Latin America to influence political, economic and military environments in the young democracies of Latin America. This study reviews the past successes of this program, the future threats to Latin America and our national interests, and recommends to the Administration and Congress, from three options, that the government put more resources into this cost-effective plank of the foreign security policy of our nation in the fertile but fragile democracies of Latin America.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *PEACETIME, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *LATIN AMERICA, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY STRATEGY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ECONOMICS, THREAT EVALUATION, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, DEMOCRACY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE