Central America: Keeping the Options Open in El Salvador



As worries grow about El Salvador, a new U.S. initiative takes shape

There are no plans to send American combat troops into action any place in the world." For what seemed to be the umpteenth time, Ronald Reagan gave that assurance last week about the limits of U.S. involvement in Central America. But even as he once again cleared the air, Reagan further obscured it. The President saw no point in telegraphing any of the other moves that Washington may have in mind to deal with a region that is stubbornly aboil with...

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