New PDF release: The Salvador Option: The United States in El Salvador,

By Russell Crandall

El Salvador's civil conflict among the Salvadoran executive and Marxist guerrillas erupted into complete strength in early 1981 and persisted for 11 bloody years. Unwilling to tolerate an develop of Soviet and Cuban-backed communism in its geopolitical yard, the USA supplied over six billion cash in army and fiscal reduction to the Salvadoran govt. El Salvador used to be a deeply debatable factor in American society and divided Congress and the general public into left and correct. counting on millions of archival files in addition to interviews with members on either side of the battle, The Salvador choice deals a radical and fair-minded interpretation of the to be had facts. If luck is outlined narrowly, there's no doubt that the Salvador alternative accomplished its chilly struggle strategic ambitions of checking communism. even more tricky, in spite of the fact that, is to figure out what human expense this 'success' entailed - a toll suffered nearly completely by way of Salvadorans during this brutal civil war.

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