POTENTIAL REGIONAL STRATEGIC CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION IN LATIN AMERICA

Authors
  1. Klepak, H.P.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The project reviews some of the most striking potential regional strategic considerations regarding the possibility of nuclear weapons proliferation in Latin America. The strategic background to this dangerous development is followed by an analysis of more recent trends in Latin American strategic questions. The current state of the nuclear art in the area, as well as treaty provisions banning nuclear weapons development, are looked at in brief. The link between the increasing sophistication of the weaponry of the Latin American armed forces and the possibility of the relatively rapid deployment of delivery systems is examined in the context of the factors which may weigh on Latin American decision-makers when faced with the option of 'going nuclear'. The more salient implications of such a choice, by Argentina, Brazil, or both countries, are briefly analysed insofar as they affect the region generally and individual countries therein in particular.
Report Number
PR-57 — Project Report
Date of publication
15 Nov 1975
Number of Pages
41
DSTKIM No
76-01136
CANDIS No
118235
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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