What should military warriors do in peacetime? Such was the theme of an international conference at the Inter-American Defense College in 1992 which brought together diplomats, military officials and distinguished academics to discuss the purpose of military institutions in Latin America in the new world order. The most important message of this book is that the order has by no means eliminated the need for armed forces.
… the most important book in civil military relations specifically related to Latin America to appear in recent years … This should be required reading for the military professional as this century closes.
John T Fishel, Military Review, March-April 1996
Foreign Affairs, March/April 1995
"Policymakers and scholars would do well to give more attention to the questions addressed in this thoughtful volume.