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From Vietnam To El Salvador [NOOK Book]

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Spencer provides a history of the FMLN guerrilla special forces--known collectively by the acronym FES--in El Salvador. Trained in Cuba and Vietnam and utilizing techniques taken from the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese army, the FES terrorized the armed forces of El Salvador from 1981 to 1992. After reviewing their training, Spencer examines the major operations of the special forces and gives an in-depth discussion of their tactics and methods. He concludes with a look at the special forces groups in other ...
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From Vietnam To El Salvador

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Overview

Spencer provides a history of the FMLN guerrilla special forces--known collectively by the acronym FES--in El Salvador. Trained in Cuba and Vietnam and utilizing techniques taken from the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese army, the FES terrorized the armed forces of El Salvador from 1981 to 1992. After reviewing their training, Spencer examines the major operations of the special forces and gives an in-depth discussion of their tactics and methods. He concludes with a look at the special forces groups in other Latin American countries.
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A former political and public affairs advisor to the Salvadorian military examines the guerrilla war and warriors of the liberation front in that country. His topics include their generation from models in Cuba and Vietnam, special forces techniques and operations, training, equipment, the various factions of the front and their coordination, and the influence they have had on other Latin American struggles. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"[M]ay well benefit military personnel who are charged with training for, carrying out, or defending against infiltration operations during future low-intensity conflicts. . . . [T]hey do serve to provide the reader with a clear sense of the kind of work special forces do."

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South Eastern Latin Americanist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313023873
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/21/1996
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 673 KB

Meet the Author

DAVID E. SPENCER has lived and travelled throughout Latin America, spending more than 13 years in the region.

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Table of Contents

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Introduction
1 Guerrilla Special Forces of El Salvador: The FPL, Vietnam, and Cuba 1
2 FMLN Special Forces Techniques 17
3 FPL Special Forces Operations 47
4 ERP Operations 77
5 Special Forces of the FAL 109
6 Guerrilla Special Forces in Latin America 127
7 Conclusions and Analysis 147
Bibliography 163
Index 167
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