Observing Our Hermanos de Armas: U.S. Military Attaches in Guatemala, Cuba, and Bolivia, 1950-1964

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Index

a
Agrarian Department (DAN), 69
Agrarian Reform, Guatemala, 56
and the Guatemalan armed forces, 64-67
Alexander, Urey, 45
Alliance for Progress, 11 , 109
Ambassadors, U. S.
supervisory responsibility of attachés, 30-31
Analysts, intelligence
importance to intelligence process, 6-7
Annapolis. See United States Naval Academy
Arana, Francisco, 68
Arbenz, Jacobo, 10 , 55
agrarian reform, 56
overthrow of, 75-76
Arévalo, Juan, 63 , 68
Army War College (AWC), U. S., 9
Attachés, U. S.
avoidance of underdeveloped areas, 41
counterintelligence, 44
duties and responsibilities (post World War II), 27-36
encryption devices, 44
entertainment responsibilities, 29
language skills, 3
language training, 38-39
length of tour, 42-43
literature review, 3
photography, 44
political-military reporting, 3
need for income, 23
selection, 37-43
training and preparation, general, 6
training and preparation (pre- World War II), 23-25
training (post World War II), 43-48
views of language training, 47
views of SIS, 45
wives, importance of, 38
Attachés, U. S. embassy, Cuba
on arms embargo against Cuba, 95
on Castro, 79 , 95

b
Barquín, Ramón, 78 , 79 , 82
1956 coup against Batista, 90-91
Barrientos, René, 51 , 53 , 101 , 121
actions during 1964 hostage crisis, 117
anti-communism, 116
assassination attempt, 117
career, 113
on Civic Action, 110 , 114
presidential ambitions, 114
role in Edward Fox’s assignment to Bolivia, 113
Barrios, Roberto, 71
Barzanallana, José, 62

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