ARGENTINA: The Perils of Peron

Rumbling down the dark pavement near midnight, four olive drab trucks pulled up to the headquarters gate of Argentina's 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment of Azul, 170 miles southwest of Buenos Aires. A guard routinely challenged the lead truck—and was cut down by a hail of bullets. By the time government troops could counterattack, 60 to 70 "soldiers," all in army fatigues and full battle gear, had stormed into the officers' quarters. They held their position for seven hours, long enough to kill Base Commander Colonel Camilo Gay and his wife. Then they...

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