United States Military Aid to Latin America

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Page 55 - Probably the greatest return on our military assistance investment comes from the training of selected officers and key specialists at our military schools and training centers in the United States and overseas.
Page 17 - Congress, or both, any defense article for the government of any country whose defense the President deems vital to the defense of the United States.
Page ii - Personal views or opinions expressed or implied in this publication are not to be construed as carrying official sanction of the Department of the Air Force or the Air University.
Page 56 - I think it bears repeating, that in all probability the greatest return on any portion of our military assistance investment — dollar for dollar — comes from the training of selected officers and key specialists in US schools and installations. These students are handpicked and screened by US military personnel ; they are the coming leaders of their nations.
Page 27 - The President annually shall review such findings and shall determine whether military assistance is necessary. Internal security requirements shall not, unless the President determines otherwise, be the basis for military assistance programs to American Republics.
Page 76 - Act is necessary to safeguard the security of the United States or to safeguard the security of a country associated with the United States in the Alliance for Progress against overthrow of a duly constituted government, and so informs the Congress, no further military assistance under any provision of this Act shall be furnished to any Latin American country.
Page 37 - That the President of the United States be, and hereby is, authorized, upon application from the foreign governments concerned, and whenever in his discretion the public interests render such a course advisable, to detail officers and enlisted men of the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps to assist the governments of the Republics of North America, Central America, and South America and of the Republics of Cuba, Haiti, and Santo Domingo, in military and naval matters...
Page 105 - The CHAIRMAN. The only point is that these big military expenditures do not contribute to political stability or economic growth. On the contrary, they contribute to the creation of a military dictatorship, and while you may think a military dictatorship is the best kind to have, there is some doubt of that. We have made this point. The countries where there has been the biggest military programs all seem to turn up with a military dictatorship. Maybe this is a good thing. If it is, we ought to discuss...
Page 67 - To the extent feasible and consistent with the other purposes of this part, the use of military forces in less developed friendly countries in the construction of public works and other activities helpful to economic development shall be encouraged.
Page 23 - That such assistance may be furnished only in accordance with defense plans which are found by the President to require the recipient country to participate in missions important to the defense of the Western Hemisphere.

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