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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The national security system is now dominated by the Pentagon and the National Intelligence Office , while the CIA is left with only small pieces of the bureaucratic intelligence puzzle on which Washington policymakers must depend to ...
The existence of a hot spot can also lead to some form of U.S. intervention since it is often believed to carry a threat to national security . During the Cold War the Pentagon often referred to security threats in terms of " choke ...
In February 2001 the Bush administration created the National Security Presidential Directives ( NSPD ) to replace ... the first of a new series of Homeland Security Presidential Directives ( HSPDs ) governing homeland security policy .
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