Problems of the Caribbean Area

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Caribbean Problems

Defense Measures taken by the United States in the Caribbean area after the outbreak of the war, both independently and in cooperation with Great Britain, have widened public understanding in this country of the military and economic importance of the Caribbean to the defense of the United States and of the Western Hemisphere.

Mass interest in general problems of the Caribbean area was awakened by the dramatic transaction of September 2, 1940, by which the United States gave 50 over-age destroyers in exchange for 99-year leases to air ...

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