Accession Number : ADA327132

Title :   Chile and Argentina: Asymmetrical Air Force Modernization and the Building of Confidence.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 96-Mar 97,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : O'Reilly, Kevin M.

PDF Url : ADA327132

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : In the current environment, neither the United States, nor any other government, can effectively set a ceiling on aviation technology flowing to South America and its Southern Cone. Limits will come on the demand side because current supply is simply too great. Instead of trying to artificially limit supply of military aircraft, interested governments should put their political and diplomatic energies into initiatives to build political and economic stability in the region. In the military sphere, they can do so by promoting multilaterial service to service contracts and concrete political initiatives, such as a resolution of the last border dispute between Chile and Argentina, that will lessen the importance of military power in assisting regional security.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *ARGENTINA, *CHILE, FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY SUPPLIES, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), THREAT EVALUATION, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, MILITARY BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE