El Salvador: Actors in Foreign Policy Formulation
Burns, Teresa J.
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Under the Reagan administration, the United States has sent over $2.6 billion in aid to the government of El Salvador. President Reagan is requesting another $441.2 million for fiscal year 1988. Additionally, a 1987 supplemental aid package of $105 million ($50 million in earthquake relief and $55 million in Economic Support Funds) has been approved by the House Foreign Operations subcommittee. El Salvador is the third largest recipient of United States aid in the world, second to Israel and Egypt. Aid to El Salvador has dramatically escalated from $9.5 million in 1979 to close to a half billion dollars in 1987. What is it about this tiny country about the size of Massachusetts, but with a smaller population of 5.07 million, that has made El Salvador one of the Reagan administration's top funding priorities and the target of the most sophisticated counterinsurgency war ever directed by Washington?If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.