Hemispheric Defense in the 21st Century
January 9, 2014
Andrew F. Krepinevich and Eric Lindsey
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
While the Obama administration has accorded top priority to preserving U.S. security interests in the Western Pacific and Middle East, it can ill afford to overlook worrisome trends in Latin America, as its major geopolitical competitors, including Iran, China and Russia, seek to expand their influence in the region.