Naval War College Review


Sergio G. Jarpa


The United States and the Latin American countries are all dependent on shipping to sustain their economies, both in peace and in war. Because of this common interest, it is imperative that all these countries seek a mutually beneficial agreement for wartime defense of that shipping. Therefore, I propose a realistic approach for the defense of the inter-American shipping routes inside the security zone, as defined by the Rio de Janeiro Pact.