AFA is a non profit organization ideology or political beliefs independent, respecting religious races and cultural beliefs. AFA not linked to any public or private institution or government. AFA adopts the principles of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human rights.
The object of the AFA is:
1. Disseminate doctrinal and cultural concepts related to the development and progress of the Armed Forces, particularly with regard to matters of their history and current problems;
2. Provide associated entities with an update on matters related to the Armed Forces;
3. Encourage, within the communities, to the establishment of a national defense mentality of sovereignty;
4. Cooperate with public and private entities in the promotion of courses, studies, research and planning of interest to the Armed Forces;
5. Maintain exchanges with similar national or foreign institutions, studies and research on Military History, Military Ethics, Geopolitics, Strategy, Security, Technology and related subjects.
Thus, we can see a multidisciplinarity that leads us to several cross-cutting issues:
Ethics, Democracy, National Integration, National Heritage Integrity, Social Peace, Progress and Sovereignty. For the correct understanding of the meaning of each Fundamental Objective, it is necessary to characterize it, based on the historical evolution of the Nation and the performance of its elites, in addition to examining the human, physical, institutional and external conditioning factors, creating differentiated perceptions.
Ethical principles and values are important references for action, both individual and social, and should be approached in order to create citizenship and safety knowledge and skills to act in different contexts. It seeks to guarantee a practice guided by the valorization of a social life endowed with rules that establish rights and duties.
b) Democracy as a Fundamental Objective, has two essential meanings:
– In the first place, it is the incessant search for a society that fosters a lifestyle identified by respect for the dignity of the person, for freedom and equal opportunities.
– Secondly, it is the adoption of a regime that is fundamentally characterized by:
* continuous improvement of institutions and representation, as well as their adaptation to national reality; and
* organization of a state of law, meaning:
* participation of society in the conduct of public life;
* guarantee of fundamental human rights;
* party plurality;
* division and harmony between the powers of the State (Executive, Legislative and Judicial);
* responsibility of government and governed by the conduct of political action;
* alternation in power.
c) National Integration Consolidation of the national community, with solidarity among its members, without prejudices or disparities of any nature, with the purpose of conscious and growing participation in all sectors of national life and in the common effort to preserve the values of nationality and reduce regional and social imbalances. Incorporation of the entire territory into the political and socioeconomic context of the Nation.
d) Integrity of the National Patrimony Integrity of the territory, the continental shelf and Exclusive Economic Zone, as well as the overlying airspace. Integrity of public goods, natural resources and the environment, preserved from predatory exploitation. Integrity of historical-cultural heritage, represented by language, customs and traditions. In short, the preservation of national identity.
e) Social Peace. In the view of a society that cultivates spiritual values, peace is a necessary condition and desired effect. The Social Peace reflects a value of life, not imposed, but derived from the consensus, in search of a society characterized by the conciliation and harmony between people and groups, mainly between the capital and the work, and by a sense of social justice that guarantees the satisfaction of the minimum needs of each citizen, valuing the potentialities of life together, benefiting each one, as well as the whole of society.
Progress, as fact, is a finding based on the past and the present; as an idea, takes the fact by basis, but projects itself into the future in the form of an objective. In this perspective, it has, among others, the following characteristics: – adequate economic growth; fair distribution of income; – moral and spiritual improvement of man; – ability to provide security; – high standards of living; – ethics and effectiveness at the political level; and – constant scientific and technological progress.
Maintenance of the intangibility of the Nation, ensuring the capacity for self-determination and coexistence with other Nations in terms of equality of rights, not accepting any form of intervention in their internal affairs, nor participation in acts of this nature in relation to other Nations