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The evolution of the Mexican military: from the Mexican revolution in 1910 to 2014

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Authors
Pérez, Rigoberto P.
Subjects
Mexican military
Mexican armed forces
Mexican revolution
SEDENA
SEMAR
PRI
PAN
Vicente Fox
Felipe Calderón
Enrique Peña Nieto
objective civilian control
subjective civilian control
military policy
human rights..
Advisors
Gómez, Rodrigo Nieto
Date of Issue
2015-03
Date
March 2015
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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This thesis provides a longitudinal review of the Mexican military’s relationship with the state. From 1910 to 2014, the events, rhetoric, and geopolitical representations of the Mexican revolution are assessed in terms of the resulting changes to the military’s mission, role, and organization. The research identifies the revolutionary influence that still remains after the seventy-one year rule of the PRI. Additionally, it discusses some of the historical effects of civilian control within the institution and how the military is controlled under legislative rule today. Furthermore, it provides a review of military policy through the peaceful transition from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, referred as the PRI (Partido Revolucionario Institucional), to the National Action Party, referred as the PAN (Partido Acción Nacional), and back to the PRI in 2012. Finally, it discusses the contemporary Mexican military in terms of how its loyalty and professionalism will propel it into the international scene despite the human rights violations.
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National Security Affairs
National Security Affairs
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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