Inter-American Defense College Promotes Debate on Hemispheric Security and Defense
By Geraldine Cook October 15, 2012
Heated debates on class conflict took place during the Inter-American Defense College’s 50th Anniversary Symposium, celebrated in Fort Lesley McNair, Washington, D.C, from October 10 – 12. That is how Admiral Mariano Francisco Saynez Mendoza, Mexican Navy Secretary, described it when he humorously referred to the “rivalry” between graduates that, throughout the event, competed over and over for the title of the best class ever to attend the institution. “I think that we will finally agree that all classes have been as good as the ‘27,” he said about his graduating class.