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Published on: March 28, 2014
El Salvador's Elections
The Fragile Victory

It is easy to forget that El Salvador was the United States’ largest counterinsurgency and nation-building campaign after Vietnam and before Iraq and Afghanistan. And it just might be the only one of these four countries where the American effort actually may be showing some promise, warts and all.

Russell Crandall is a professor of international politics and American foreign policy at Davidson College. He previously served as Principal Director for the Western Hemisphere at the Department of Defense and President Barack Obama’s national security aide for the Andes. He is currently writing a book on the United States in El Salvador during the civil war. Paige Donnelly is an undergraduate political science major at Davidson.
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