Book The role of the armed forces in the Americas : civil-military relations for the 21st century / edited by Donald E. Schulz.
Associated Name: Gonzáles, Michael R.
Associated Name: Downes, Richard.
Associated Name: Oliveira, Eliézer Rizzo de.
Associated Name: Woerner, Fred F.
Associated Name: Tibiletti, Licenciado Luis.
Associated Name: Emilio, Luís Antonio Bitencourt.
Associated Name: Locarno, Manuel José Bonett.
Associated Name: Ventura Arellano, Victor Manuel.
Associated Name: Jefferds, William J.
Associated Name: Bruneau, Thomas C.
Associated Name: Gentleman, Judith, 1950-
Associated Name: Tise, Victor.
Associated Name: Stanley, William Deane, 1958-
Associated Name: Serbín, Andrés.
Associated Name: Schulz, Donald E., 1942-
Associated Name: Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Publication year: 1998.
Call Number U413.R32 R65 1998 ; U413.A66 R65 1998
Media class: Book
Publisher: [Carlisle Barracks, Pa.] : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
Extent: xvii, 187 p. ; 23 cm.
In November 1997, the United States Army War College joined with the U.S. Southern Command, the Inter-American Defense Board, the National Guard Bureau, and the Latin American Consortium of the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University to cosponsor a conference entitled "The Role of the Armed Forces in the Americas: Civil-Military Relations for the 21st Century." The meeting was held from 3 to 6 November in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was hosted by the New Mexico National Guard. The conference brought together over 150 prominent civilian governmental and military leaders and some of the most noted scholars from throughout the Americas. It was designed to support the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command's objectives of strengthening democratic institutions, assisting nations in eliminating threats to their security, supporting economic and social progress, and enhancing military professionalism. In addition, the meeting sought to promote the Army Chief of Staff's goals of conflict prevention through peacetime engagement, strategic outreach to organizations and institutions outside the Department of Defense, and the enhancement of Active and Reserve component integration. Included in this publication are the papers and speeches delivered at the conference, rapporteurs' synopses of the working group discussions and an analysis, with recommendations, of the implications for civil-military relations and U.S. policy. These presentations, the level and scope of participation, the candor of the dialogue, the outstanding support provided by our cosponsors, and the charming atmosphere of Santa Fe all contributed to making the meeting a success.
The Americas : the strategic landscape / Michael R. Gonzales -- Building new security relationships in the Americas : the next critical steps / Richard Downes -- Brazilian national defense policy and civil-military relations in the government of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso / Eliézer Rizzo de Oliveira -- Civil-military relations in Latin America : pitfalls and prospects / Fred F. Woerner -- Armed forces missions and the strengthening of democracy in the Americas / Licenciado Luis Tibiletti -- Civil-military relations in the Americas for the 21st century : a Latin American perspective / Luis Bitencourt Emilio -- The Colombian army in the 21st century / José Bonett Locarno -- The peace process in Guatemala / Victor Manuel Ventura Arellano -- The U.S. National Guard and state to state partnership : implications for Latin America / William J. Jefferds -- The Inter-American defense system / Thomas Bruneau -- Inter-institutional relations in the national policy process / Judith Gentleman -- Cooperative security and peacekeeping / Victor Tise -- Subregional cooperation / William Stanley -- Emerging roles and missions / Andrés Serbin -- The role of the armed forces in the Americas : conclusions, lessons, recommendations and unresolved issues / Donald E. Schulz.