United States Policy in the Caribbean

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United States Policy in the Caribbean

By John Bartlow Martin
Westview Press (for the Twentieth Century Fund), 1978
420 pp.

The ex-Ambassador to the Dominican Republic argues for a special Caribbean-U.S. relationship, with preferential market access and aid policies. He also favors political pluralism and insulation of the Caribbean from U.S. global policies and interests. He therefore urges nonintervention, but, recognizing its difficulties and ambiguities, he adds " . . . in most times and at most places." And he supports a strong U.S. naval presence and military training assistance programs.

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