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The American Connection: Vol. I: State Terror and Popular Resistance in El Salvador, Vol. II: State Terror and Popular Resistance in Guatemala
The American Connection: Vol. I: State Terror and Popular Resistance in El Salvador, Vol. II: State Terror and Popular Resistance in Guatemala
By Michael McClintock
Zed Press, 1985, pp
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Drawing in part on official U.S. documentation, these two studies criticize American policy in El Salvador and Guatemala from a generally leftist perspective. They trace the national histories and outline traditional U.S. support for previous regimes, crediting local factors as partial sources of the present difficulty, but insisting that the latter "must be largely attributable to the United States doctrine of counterinsurgency and its programmes of security assistance since 1960. . . ."