Hot Spot: Latin America
Greenwood Press, 2008 - 270 síđur
From border crime in Mexico to Chavez's revolution in Venezuela, this volume presents up-to-the-minute coverage of the key conflicts, corruption, and revolutionary movements simmering or raging in every region of Latin America. In-depth, comprehensive chapters explore drug wars, imigration issues, terrorism, youth gangs, government corruption, controversy over oil, and political instability. This is a must-have source for current coverage of trouble spots in Latin America, their origins, and subsequent development.
Over 30 security-based hot spots are analyzed within these geographical regions. They vary in severity, background, and degree of threat to the United States, the nation itself, or its regional neighbors. Hot spots covered include:
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Threat Perception inside the Executive Branch of Government a Inside the White House threat perceptions are based on information gathered by the National Intelligence Office , the Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) , and other agencies ...
The director of National Intelligence ( the head of the National Intelligence Office ) is also required to brief the president each morning while at the same time overseeing the disparate agencies involved in the complex bureaucratic ...
In other words , the scarier the intelligence reports of a particular hot spot , the easier it is to choose to exercise force rather than diplomacy . The problem for foreign - policy elites is not whether a threat is empirically ...
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