NEGATIVE REACTION IN ARMY TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR HUMANE TREATMENT OF DETAINEES

Created: 3/15/1974

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ThEF DEFENSEIRCULAR ON JANUARY TO ALU "ILITANV UNITS. MOVtDlNG INSTRUCTIONS FOR ThE HANDLING AND HUHANEOP DETAINEES,)

5. SINCECIRCULAR WASTRONG REACTION

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AGAINST IT MAS BEEN lowing AMQNG KIODlE LEVEL OFF IN THE

ASHY. orriCEHS CONSIDER TmE CIRCULAR TO IE an INDICATION Or

HE'KNESS AND THET BELIEVE jTmATAUUAE TO CONDUCT an AGGRESSIVE

. CAMPAIGN AGAINST hark] ST EXTREMISTS WJLL ONLY INCREASE THE

DANQtMhE GOVERNMENT proh the EXTREMIST SECTOR,

hMlLt THE CIRCULAR MAS ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY OP DEFENSE. ThI

OFPICERS GfiNERALL* ATTRIBUTE ITS AUTmORShI* TC GENERAL OSCAR

BONILLA. MINISTER OP INTERIOR.

SOME OFFICERS OF GENERAL rank SUPPORT ThE YOUNGER

OFFICERS IN OPPOSITION TB'TnI CIRCULAR. GCsMal

ARELLANO. COHMANOlR 0' SECOND DIVISION. HAS

UNOFFICIALLY ADVISES ThE OFFICERS IN HIS CON-ano that ThEY ARE

TO IGNORE THE CIRCULAR ANO TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE RE(GQROUSLV

AGAINST EXTREMISTS. IN ADD|TI on. many UNIT LEVEL COMMANDERS

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MAVl "EACTEDATTACKING CONVENIENT TARGET,partyHIG* XaNY OFriCERS IDENTIFY ASOr IIKILLA. ATTACH OK THE PDC

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EXTREMIST THREATHILE. SELECTIVE ACTIONS BY THE MILITARY

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AGAINST EXTREMISTS. SUCH AS ROUGH INTERROGATIONS AND SOME EXECUTIONS. CONTINUE AT UN IT LEVELS. BUTON-QfflClAL OASIS.

SCHOWtN. leader Of ThE movement flf ThE revolutionary lefT ave SEEN executed]) there is UPSET, PaRTICUl'RY AT the MIDDLE ranks OPY. over the need to conduct elements

or the countert campaignONomcuL manner.

ARmV OrpICERS generally believe that THERE MOULDtrong

h the service i' any unit COmHaNQER

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