Accession Number:

AD0882305

Title:

Army Roles, Missions, and Doctrine in Low Intensity Conflict (ARMLIC). Preconflict Case Study 2. Colombia

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

335.0

Abstract:

This study of preconflict conditions in Colombia covers the period from 1930, when the opposition Liberal Party returned to political power in Colombia through a legal presidential election, until 1948, when the assassination of Jorge Eleicer Gaitan touched off riots in Bogota and exacerbated the already growing rural violence. The intervening years were marked for the most part by fairly steady and rapid economic progress, by surface social stability, and by generally good international relations. In 1946, the Conservative Party recaptured power, again by constitutional processes through a fair election. Yet internal strife, long characteristic of Colombian affairs, grew in intensity from 1946 until 1948.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE