The Proposed Treaty: Preliminary Thoughts

September 1977
National Review;9/2/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 34, p981
This article discusses the proposed Panama Canal treaty to be signed by the U.S. and Panama. The Panama Canal is clearly an object of the national pride of the U.S. and rightly so. Conservatives must note that the present terms of the proposed treaty do not include any pejorative interpretation of American history. According to the treaty, the U.S. will be mainly responsible for defense of the canal until the year 2000 and can retain some of its military bases there. Panama will assume primary responsibility for defense of the canal in the year 2000. Panama will get substantial military assistance from the U.S.


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