Accession Number : ADA547233


Title :   Employment of the El Salvador Armed Forces for Internal Security


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Chicas, Roberto C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a547233.pdf


Report Date : 02 Feb 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The authorities of El Salvador are facing multiple threats to the governability and stability of the country; including International Drug Cartels, Gangs (Maras), Weapons Dealers, and common violence that create instability and insecure. The Government is concerned about the current situation and is making different efforts to impede and reduce the criminal organizations activities. One of the efforts is the use of the armed forces to combat the criminal organizations. Actually, the military forces are supporting the local police in regular activities in rural areas and places where violence has a large presence, providing support to the penitentiary system for external security and main entries of the prisons, keeping permanent presence in the darks spots along the national boundary to stop and reduce the gambling activities and working in joint operations with the entities in charge of the control of the illegal drug movements in the region. The military forces, in order to be effective, have to modify the organizations, training, and procedures used in this kind of environment. Also, the forces have to acquire the proper equipment and means required to be more effective against the illicit organizations that use multiples ways to conduct the prohibited actions.


Descriptors :   *CRIMES , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *EL SALVADOR , *SECURITY , LAW ENFORCEMENT , STABILITY , THREATS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE