Strategy and Tactics of the Salvadoran FMLN Guerrillas: Last Battle of the Cold War, Blueprint for Future Conflicts

By José Angel Moroni Bracamonte; David E. Spencer | Go to book overview

ment of this lesson. Because of this, low-tech, FES-type units are likely to appear in future low-intensity conflicts.


NOTES
1.
This chapter has been gleaned from a number of FMLN documents listed below: ERP, Preparación de Fuerzas Especiales ( El Salvador, n.d.), captured from guerrillas in August 1988. FMLN, Manual de Instrucción Para los Comandos Urbanos No. 2: El Explosivo Como Arma Popular ( El Salvador: Publicaciones FMLN, 1987), captured from guerrillas in 1989. FPL, Curso de Comandos J-28 ( El Salvador, n.d.), captured from guerrillas in 1989. RN, Plan de Adiestramiento FES de las FARN-RIV ( El Salvador, n.d.), captured from guerrillas in March 1988. FPL, Apuntes de Reunión Objetivos con David: FES. ( El Salvador, April 15, 1981), captured from guerrillas at unknown date. FPL, Proyecto para el Destacamento de Operaciones Especiales ( El Salvador, August 1980), captured from guerrillas at unknown date. David Spencer, FMLN FES: Fight Much With Little ( Provo, Utah: unpublished manuscript, 1990). Unknown FPL Guerrilla, Diary of FMLN Commando Course ( El Salvador, July 7, 1989), document captured from guerrillas in 1989. For information accessible in the United States: Major Victor M. Rosello, U.S. Army, "Vietnam's Support to El Salvador's FMLN: Successful Tactics in Central America", Military Review ( January 1990): 71-78.
2.
FPL, Notes of Meeting with David. About Special Select Forces (FES) 15 April 1981, captured by the armed forces in 1981 or 1982.
3.
Comrade Luis, FPL, Reports to Comrade Germán ( April 1981-August 1981). Series of daily reports on situation of Luis' command to Comrade German. Captured from guerrillas in 1981.
4.
FMIN, Para el Jefe del Frente Felipe Pena: Sobre la Situación de Volcán ( El Salvador, 1981), FMLN document captured after the 1981 offensive.
5.
Dirección Nacional de Inteligencia, Informes Sobre el Puente de Oro ( El Salvador, 1981).
6.
Jo Thomas, "Puerto Rico Group Says It Struck Jets: Emblems of Matcheteros Found at Site of Time-Bomb Attack", New York Times, January 13, 1981: Al, A12.
7.
FMLN, Linea Militar del FMLN. Reunión Comandancia Mayo-Junio Morazan 1985 ( El Salvador: Editorial Revolucionaria del Pueblo Ernesto Amaya Sistema Venceremos FMLN, 1986), captured from guerrillas at unknown date.
8.
Interview with FAL FES defector, San Salvador, March 1990.
9.
ERP, Orden de Combate No. 1 ( El Salvador, 1985). Operations order to attack CEMFA, captured from guerrillas in May 1986.
10.
FPL, Principales Experiencias Operativas de la D.A. #2 del Año 1985 ( San Vicente, El Salvador: Ediciones Chinchontepec Heróico, 1986).

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