DCI COMMENTS ON DOD MEMORANDUM OF 8 OCTOBER 1980 - COUNTERING THE INSURGENCY IN

Created: 10/28/1980

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is ncelluil ia and fufly sucollection, capabilities basic courttu of ordnance 4v action"'and ,v" El Salvador"

Kith DOD that additional security assistance

rcponsc Co the insurgency threat in El Salvador pport the first two neasurcs proposed: Ca)

training in border patrol, intelligence and special operations to help develop

for disrupting the flow of anas and inprove rinsuryencynd (b) replacement and other equipment lost or expended in hostile Ihe "dispatch of an ordnance survey teara to

also endorse the extension of the snail-scale techni'c.'l assistance team concept to such areas as public health, rond-bulldios and agriculture, he acknowledge that the. MTTs to El Salvador is politically sonsitir*'willarget for leftist propaganda worldwide. The DOD proposal incorporates ouri^sestions for reducing the visibility of<

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h'e support programs to carry out activities authorised in the Presidential Findings on El Salvador and Honduras. Kith regard to the DOD specific covert actio'n proposals, we have the following comments:

rograms supporting the interdiction of arms supply to and within El Salvador and the regionholes raining program for Salvadoran security forces is underway and DOD has trained Kondurans in border surveillance, helicopter maintenance and use of helicopters in countorinsurgency operations. Our proposal for improvements in airport security, customs and irinik ion inspection, identification of false documentation, executive protection and bomb disposal has been accepted by Honduran authorities and training will begin late this year or early Since Guatemala's classificationuman rights violator prevents. from supplying either the training or the equipment needed for such operations, the applicationegion-wide anus interdiction program will be EI1>lilUfdi(ll>iO<?BVis difficult. Wc would, however, welcome any assistancehichi DOU can provide in this area.

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