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Accession Number ADA580361
Title Venezuela as an Exporter of 4th Generation Warfare Instability.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 63p
Personal Author M. G. Manwaring
Abstract The Latinobarometric Polls show that even though most Latin American countries' GDP have been improving since 2001, there are deep flaws in the political-economic-social systems throughout the region. Popular dissatisfaction stems from deep-rooted socioeconomic and political inequalities, general distrust of most national institutions, and a specific lack of confidence in the police, the legislatures, and the political parties. There are also rising popular expectations regarding currently nonexistent rights. Consequently, Latin America, as it did in 1960-1990, appears to be a revolutionary, insurgent, criminal, and populist dream. Thus, the Americas appear to be particularly susceptible to state and nonstate actors that promise the security, stability, and prosperity national governments have generally failed to provide. Accordingly, Venezuela and President Hugo Chavez have become exporters of asymmetric, unconventional, and undeclared war. If left ignored and unchecked, these wars compel radical, unwanted, and epochal political- economic-social system change. This monograph comes at a time when there are well over 100 ongoing small, unconventional, asymmetric, and revolutionary wars in which hegemonic states and their proxies and violent nonstate actors are helping their own organizations or political patrons bring about radical change and acquire putative power. Accordingly, the author, Dr. Max Manwaring, examines a cogent case that illustrates how would-be revolutionaries all around the world might seek to realize their dreams. The monograph will address four cogent issues operating within the context of President Chavez's grand strategic political-psychological destabilization effort: (1) Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian Vision; (2) Key Components of the Chavez Strategic-Level Asymmetric (4th Generation War) War Model; (3) The Paramilitary Operational Model for Compelling Radical Change in the Western Hemisphere; and (4) Implications and Recommendations.
Keywords Alternative governance
Asymmetric warfare
Chavez hugo
Economic development
Fourth generation warfare
Global security
Intrastate warfare
Lack of confidence
Latin america
Nonstate actors
Paramilitary forces
Political alliances
Political inequalities
Political parties
Political revolution
Political- economic-social change
Public diplomacy
Public opinion
Social welfare
Socioeconomic inequalities
State actors
State failure

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92 - Behavior & Society
92C - Social Concerns
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army War Coll. Strategic Studies Inst., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number N/A

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