New Threats and Old Dilemmas: Central America's Armed Forces in the 21st Century
Millett, Richard L; Pérez, Orlando J, Journal of Political and Military Sociology
This article explores the transformation of the armed forces in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras. These armed forces have undergone significant doctrinal, budget and personnel changes in the last 15 years. However, they continue to possess political authority stemming from the inherent weakness of civilian-led institutions and the continued problems of public security.
Central America's armed forces were profoundly transformed in the last decade of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st. In Honduras, El Salvador, and, to a somewhat lesser extent, Guatemala, significant progress was made in subordinating the military to civilian authority. In Nicaragua, the …
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Publication information: Article title: New Threats and Old Dilemmas: Central America's Armed Forces in the 21st Century. Contributors: Millett, Richard L; Pérez, Orlando J - Author. Journal title: Journal of Political and Military Sociology. Volume: 33. Issue: 1 Publication date: Summer 2005. Page number: 59+. © Dr. George Kourvetaris Winter 1996. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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