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November 20, 1984

INFORMATION ON CHANGES IN THE STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL STRUGGLE OF THE FARABUNDO MARTI NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (FMNL)

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    A description of measures taken by the military leadership of FMNL to improve the organized struggle in Central America, in terms of creating opportunities for large-scale operations intended to lead to the ultimate defeat of the enemy – the government-supported army of El Salvador. The information was compiled based on sources of the Vietnamese Embassy in Havana, and with the cooperation of the Cuban comrades. According to the document, a decision was made to regroup military units from small squads to battalions and brigades. Following this course, the partisan movements earned considerable success in 1984, but their actions easy to trace due to the size of the new formations. As a result the Front’s combat units, hospitals and supply bases suffered severe blows. The situation at hand required that FMNL reassess its strategy and make important changes in accord with the anticipated victory of the Sandinista movement in Nicaragua and that of Reagan in the US. The document states that FMNL’s leadership switched its strategic and tactical line and reverted to armed struggle conducted by small mobile squads. This change aided the suppression of the government armed forces’ offensive.
    "Information on Changes in the Strategic and Tactical Struggle of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMNL)," November 20, 1984, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Diplomatic Archive, Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Obtained by the Bulgarian Cold War Research Group. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113697
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