Observing our Hermanos de Armas

U.S. Military Attaches in Guatemala, Cuba and Bolivia, 1950-1964

By Robert O. Kirkland

© 2003 – Routledge

224 pages

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About the Book

This study analyzes the effectiveness of the U.S. military attaché corps in Latin America from the end of World War II to the Johnson administration.


"One is impressed by the maturity and sophistication of this work, as well as by the extraordinary breadth and depth of the research. The author's access to hitherto classified materials ensures the reader of fresh information and insights. All of this constitutes a well-organized and clearly written outstanding whole." -- Charles D. Ameringer, author of U.S. Foreign Intelligence: The Secret Side of American History

"This well-crafted and path-breaking study carefully reconstructs the roles played by U.S. military and naval attaches in America's relations with three Latin American nations experiencing coups and revolutions in the 1950s and 1960s." -- Peter Karsten, author of The Military in America

"In these times of new preemptive policies in other, less amenable, parts of the world, Kirkland provides us with a small, but pointed lesson on the importance of good intelligence to decision making.

." -- Journal of Military History

About the Series

Latin American Studies

Social Sciences and Law

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security