The acquisition of potential bases in the West Indies and the possibility of establishing military outposts in South America have focused attention on the subject of Pan-Americanism. Although the United States has enjoyed close relations with the countries of Latin America ever since the Declaration of Independence, the present administration has gone to great effort to improve these relations and the results have been most gratifying. Advances toward the improvement of friendly ties with Latin America received their impetus from the threats of foreign commercial and political influences against the favorable position which we enjoyed for many years. Recent events abroad have accelerated the trend toward cooperation, and this is of vital interest to the security of the Western Hemisphere.
Pan-Americanism and Naval Policy
By Lieutenant Commander Isaiah Olch, U. S. Navy