A brotherhood of arms: Brazil-United States military by Sonny B. Davis

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Military's ideas would damage the Good Neighbor policy, both projects went forward. S. troops in Brazilian territory Page 11 still separated the two countries, but the efforts to supplant the Axis airlines and the air base construction provided important links in the budding relationship. S. combat troops on national territory was not subject to negotiation. The elimination of Axis influence and cooperation in constructing air bases, however, were matters in which progress was possible. S. S. 32 Simultaneous with the drive to remove Axis predominance in the airline industry was the move to build air bases capable of handling military aircraft, especially in the Northeast.

Aircraft to pass through Brazilian airspace. S. troops in the Northeast had always been a dead issue, and the accords did not alter matters in that regard. 12 The 1942 Political-Military Accord Shortly after the signing of the Washington Accords, the Brazilian Army, Navy, and Air Force chiefs of staff and Foreign Minister Aranha presented the United States with a secret proposal for a defense alliance that went well beyond previous arrangements. Central to the plan was the establishment of two commissions comprising officers from Brazil and the United States to coordinate expanded military relations.

S. S. connection. As a consequence, the relationship adapted, often with difficulty, to the changing post-war environment. S. colleague. S. 10 The brotherhood, however, did not signify concurrence in all military matters. International and internal politics in both countries affected cooperation. When national and institutional goals coincided, as in the case of post-war defense roles, the establishment of the Escola Superior de Guerra (ESG), the 1964 military coup, and intervention in the Dominican Republic, the two militaries came to a concordance.

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