Central America: To Save El Salvador

Fearful of a leftist victory, the U.S. steps up its aid to a beleaguered regime

"There is no mistaking that the decisive battle for Central America is under way in El Salvador."

So said Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs Thomas O. Enders last week, as he defended the Reagan Administration's support for the beleaguered civilian-military government of El Salvador before three U.S. congressional committees. Enders' statement was buttressed by the firmly held position of Secretary of State Alexander Haig. The Administration's top diplomat bluntly asserted before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...

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