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dc.contributor.advisorTollefson, Scott D.
dc.contributor.authorLundgren, Kenneth S.
dc.dateJune 1993
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-26T23:23:19Z
dc.date.available2014-03-26T23:23:19Z
dc.date.issued1993-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/39806
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes the factors that have contributed to the reshaping of Brazil's national defense strategy. It addresses the role of geopolitics, the impact of regional economic integration through Mercosur, renewed nationalism, and the uncertain political realistic facing Brazil in the 1990s. Further sections review the historical role of the Brazilian armed forces, the fading importance of the Superior War College, the new civil- military relationships, and the concept of strategic planning in Brazil. Lastly, it examines the dilemma facing Brazil's armed forces in attempting to move from an internal to external security orientation. It discusses the military mission to develop and integrate the Amazon, and argues that this nation-building mission is in its final phase. In assessing he implications, of all these factors, the study concludes that Brazil is restructuring its military strategy to demonstrate sovereignty in the Amazon while aspiring to occupy the role of regional hegemon.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/brazilsnationald1094539806
dc.format.extent112 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleBrazil's national defense strategy: prospects for the twenty-first centuryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderEyre, Dana P.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorBrazilen_US
dc.subject.authorHistoryen_US
dc.subject.authorGeopoliticsen_US
dc.subject.authorTransition in armed forcesen_US
dc.subject.authorNatonal strategyen_US
dc.subject.authorDefense strategyen_US
dc.subject.authorDevelopment of the Amazonen_US
dc.subject.authorAspiring hegemonen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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