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1. Today, HPSCI ataffars ware briefad on tha above^ub-ject by our Agancy repraaentativaa. Foilowing are liata of the HPSCI ataffera and our briefara.
Thomaa K. Latimer, Staff Director Michael O'Nail Jamea Buah Steven Berry
Bernie Raimo Richarda David Addington
ha purpoae of thie briefing was to provide the HPSCI
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8. El Salvadori In the opinionA/DDO, the government of El Salvador ia truly trying to do aoaethlng about the right-wing death aquada. Whan Avila waa picked up by the civilians for auapected death aquad actlvitiea and waa released, the stllltary re-arreatad hia. Zn addition to taking action on tha death aquada, the military is now appointing good people to key positions. Ws have now sssn the first instance of meritorioua promotions, whichramatic development. There have also been Instances where commanders were fired for incompetence. Recently aColonel waarigade coaaand with two colonels serving as subordinates. ot more needs to be done in the area of tactics, such as fighting at night. In order to dramatically, however, the Salvadorean Army needs of constant military suppliss. The on and offOriginal document.