One of the fastest growing markets for in- dustrial products in the world today is the defense systems of Third World nations. Total military spending by the underdeveloped nations is growing at a rate of nine percent a year-- twice that of developed countries, and also twice the rate of economic growth in the Third World.
In the past decade, the United States has strived to develop a vast program of count- erinsurgency activities in the Western Hemisphere. By disguising these activities in san- itized language and by minimizing their importance, the U.
Even though most current discussions on underdevelopment in Latin America center or at least touch on the effects of foreign investment (particularly U.S.