Arms transfers to Latin America: toward a policy of mutual respect / Luigi Einaudi [and others] A report prepared for the Dept. of State.
Associated Name: Einaudi, Luigi R., 1936-
Associated Name: Rand Corporation.
Publication year: 1973.
Call Number F1418 .A75
Media class: Book
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif., Rand
Additional information: 79 p.
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A documentary of recent changes in arms-transfer patterns to Latin America, this report explores the political, economic, and military forces of international supply and demand bearing on U.S. competitiveness, the relationship between arms transfers and U.S. interests, and the Latin American demand for increased modernity of weapons. Heretofore, U.S. policy toward arms transfer has been restrictive, causing Latin American resentment at U.S. paternalism and indifference. European nations are now willing and able to provide Latin America with suitable high-performance equipment for external/internal defense. U.S. policy of arms transfers to Latin America might better be based on the principle of unrestricted but also unsubsidized military sales. Such a policy would eliminate grant material aid, terminate legislative and other restrictions aimed specifically at Latin America, and provide sufficient government credit through the Foreign Military Sales system to increase the competitiveness of U.S. equipment in the market.
Other resources by the author/contributor
Military sales: concerns over offsets generated using U.S. foreign military financing program funds : statement by Frank C. Conahan, Assistant Comptroller General, National Security and International Affairs Division, before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives