CONCERN BY THE MINISTER OF DEFENSE ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A REDUCTION IN UNIT

Created: 4/27/1983

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situation IN t: salvador and the POSSIBILITYEDUCTION. military aid. ceneral vides said that the attitude OF. congress TO. president's proposal for INCREASEDL SALVADOF WAS EXTHEHEty CRITICAL AND that he WAS UNSURE AT this TINE arout the outcone Ot this delicate situation. he said THAT the conditions sought bt. congress for the continuance of military aid were too rigid and couldaTaLYST for further problems within the salvadoran armed forces.

2. general vides mentioned the case OF lieutenant rodolfo

ro momn simian, the officer implicated in the minozn

OF two american'sALVaDORaN. and the insistence RY. congress that the salvadoran armed forces pursue the prosecution OT this officer. general vides aid he waseet.nc with the judges involved in thi case to explain the seriousness OF the situation and to try TO accelerate the prosecution CF the case.

3. the minister also noted that the next few months would be crucial for the country militarily and that he hoped that the

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