Balaguer and the Dominican Military: Presidential Control of the Factional Officer Corps in the 1960s And 1970s

Balaguer and the Dominican Military: Presidential Control of the Factional Officer Corps in the 1960s And 1970s

by Brian J. Bosch

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786430727
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/15/2007
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Brian J. Bosch, Colonel, United States Army, retired, spent most of his service in military intelligence. Before El Salvador, in 1970–1974 he was the U.S. Embassy’s Defense Attaché in the Dominican Republic. He held a Latin American position in the Pentagon, and was military attaché operations chief for Latin America. Now living in Arlington, Virginia, he has written for professional and academic journals on political and military affairs.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Preface 1



I. The Foundations of the Officer Corps 5

II. The Officer Corps and Factionalism 8

III. The Officer Corps and Balaguer 30

IV. A Military View of the Armed Forces 44

V. Officer Corps Attitudes During Balaguer’s Second Term 64

VI. Nivar Versus Pérez y Pérez: A Politico-Military Rivalry 77

VII. The Rivalry Continues 102

VIII. The Wessin y Wessin Question 112

IX. La Banda and Showdown 133

X. Nivar in the National Police 149

XI. Pérez y Pérez Dominates the Ground Forces 174

XII. The Caamaño Dossier 183

XIII. The Critical First 12 Days of the Caamaño Expedition 198

XIV. The Death of Caamaño and the Aftermath 221

XV. The End of the Campaign 245

XVI. The Last Years of the Rivalry Between Nivar and Pérez y Pérez 267

XVII. A Final View 281



Chapter Notes 291

Bibliography 311

Index 319

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