Latin America: The Great Arms Race

The cry for disarmament that has so long echoed through the world's major corridors of power was suddenly being taken up last week in, of all places, Latin America—where there has been only one major war in the past 50 years. Ironically, it came from Chile's President Eduardo Frei less than two weeks after his government signed a new $20 million deal for 21 British Hawker

Hunter fighters. Still, Frei had a point

if one not universally shared by Latin American generals.

Last year Argentina bought 25 subsonic Douglas A-4B fighters from the U.S. Chile promptly dashed out for more planes and...

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