Accession Number:

ADA202757

Title:

Central American Insurgent Movements: Impact on Honduran National Security

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Explores the origins of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua and the Farabundo Marti insurgent effort in El Salvador. Examines the Contra movement in opposition to the Sandinista Regime. Analyzes the impact that these conflicts are having on Honduras and what the potential threats are to Honduran National Security. Concludes that Honduras must improve its armed forces to counter potential threats from hostile governments in Nicaragua and El Salvador if that is an outcome of the war. Further highlights the need for disarming of Contras if they seek exile in Honduras. Suggests diplomatic action to handle refugee problems and to settle disputes. Provides specific recommendations for modernization of the Honduran Armed Forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE