Honduras: Making Themselves at Home

U.S. troops start building a Central American presence

In Panama, he waded through the muddy jungle to watch American infantrymen stage a brisk firing exercise with live ammunition. Off the coast of El Salvador, he was literally lifted off his feet by a salvo from the 16-in. guns of the recommissioned battleship U.S.S. New Jersey. In between, he took a tense helicopter ride, spiraling into a heavily guarded barrio of El Salvador's provincial capital, San Vicente. After he touched down, he expressed his concern and sympathy to residents of a Salvadoran refugee camp....

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