Maritime Information-Sharing Strategy: A Realistic Approach for the American Continent and the Caribbean [open pdf - 136KB]
"Despite the obstacles, no country should be completely left out of information sharing efforts, because that nation could become the Achilles' heel of the region in terms of maritime security. Therefore, political differences should be seen as obstacles to be overcome, and divergent interests and concessions should be tolerated. That is part of the price that will have to be paid to defeat threats and guarantee the security of our nations. The United States has a key role in leading the regional effort for information sharing. Most Latin American and Caribbean nations realize that they have to cooperate more than ever in order to achieve their goals and guarantee the security of their peoples. However, this cooperation and effort must be persistent and based on facts, not just words or documents, if they are to be credible. Trust is very difficult to develop, and it is very easy to destroy."
|Author:||Soto, Alberto A.|
|Publisher:||Naval War College (U.S.)|
|Retrieved From:||Naval War College: http://usnwc.edu|
|Source:||Naval War College Review (Summer 2010), v.63 no.3, p.132-152|