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Salvador Option | Salvador Option

david-corbett's picture
Jan.09.2008
Both the RAND Corporation and a former military advisor to the Salvadoran military described our efforts at counterinsurgency in El Salvador as failures. Despite this, numerous conservative commentators, many with links to the Reagan administration (John Negroponte, Elliott Abrams, Otto Reich, John...
david-corbett's picture
Jan.09.2008
Attempts to characterize the U.S. counterinsurgency effort in El Salvador as a “success” require a very limited definition of that word. By all accounts, the best the Salvadoran government could achieve, despite a decade of military and non-lethal aid totaling over $6 billion, was a stalemate with...
david-corbett's picture
Jan.08.2008
As I noted in a previous bolg, a number of commentators on the right—most visibly Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz—continue to analogize our foreign policy efforts in 1980s Central America with those in the current Middle East, claiming in particular that our “success” in El...