Argentina: Whitewash

A report's agonizing questions

In the seven years they have been in power, Argentina's military leaders have shown a continuing knack for selfdelusion. In the "dirty war" against leftist guerrillas in the 1970s, they unleashed a domestic counterterror of their own, confident that the excesses would never have to be explained. Last year they invaded the Falkland Islands, tragically underestimating the British will to resist and the U.S. reluctance to abandon an ally. Now, with the Falklands debacle behind it and elections for a return to civilian rule scheduled for October, the...

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