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Author Laurienti, Jerry M.

Title The U.S. military and human rights promotion : lessons from Latin America / Jerry M. Laurienti
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007


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Description 185 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The evolution of U. S. military human rights promotion in Latin America -- 3. Bolivia : human rights promotion yields mixed results -- 4. Colombia : a complex mix of victories and lessons for U. S. military human rights promotion -- 5. Venezuela : human rights awareness falling by the wayside -- 6. At a critical juncture : military human rights promotion in the counterterrorism age -- 7. Conclusion
Summary "Until now no book has focused on determining whether the U.S. military could serve as a primary source of human rights promotion. Meanwhile, U.S. military human rights promotion efforts in Latin America have become central to the Department of Defense Strategic Engagement Plan since the end of the Cold War." "The significant role of the U.S. military in promoting human rights around Latin America is unmatched by U.S. military efforts anywhere in the world. This book documents an approach to human rights that could become a model for Department of Defense strategy and behavior around the world. Perhaps the most important finding of the book is that the true heroes on the human rights front are not civilians, but U.S. military officials, a conclusion that is too often ignored by activists, missed by scholars, and would have been unthinkable only a decade ago."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-180) and index
Subject Human rights -- Latin America.
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Foreign relations -- United States.
LC no. 2007016226
ISBN 9780275999384 alkaline paper
0275999386 alkaline paper