The National Defense Law defines Cuban military doctrine as the set
of ideas and scientifically argued conceptions, adopted by the state on the
essence, the objectives, the character, the particular features and the
consequences of war; the preparation of the country to wage war successfully and
thereby try to avoid it; and the methods for accomplishing and guiding this in
order to face military aggression.
The United States' proximity and hostile policy shape the concept
of struggle of Cuba as a small country with limited economic development, and
determine the adoption of an autochthonous Territorial Defensive system, sui
generis in this continent.
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The Territorial Defense System is the set of political, economic,
military, legal, security, internal-order and civil-defense measures and
activities that are organized and carried out in peacetime by state agencies and
organizations, economic bodies, social institutions and citizens, at the
different levels of political administration with the objective of guaranteeing
the defense of the country.
Extraordinary importance is attached to the high level of
patriotism of the population and to the firm belief that they will never make
the mistake of lowering their guard and that, even when the territory is partly
occupied by the enemy, the country will never be conquered nor will the struggle
cease until victory is achieved.
The activities undertaken by the defense structures of each territory are
also geared to creating the conditions to take action during natural disasters
and weather catastrophes and those of other kinds.