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Special Forces from Armies of 25 Countries Will Participate in Exercise in El Salvador

Special Forces from Armies of 25 Countries Will Participate in Exercise in El            Salvador

By Dialogo
April 18, 2011



Members of the special forces of the armies of twenty-five countries in Latin
America and the Caribbean will participate in a skills exercise in El Salvador in
June, which will be coordinated by the United States, the Salvadoran defense
ministry announced.

The Fuerzas Comando exercise, which will be held from 15 to 23 June, “is
designed to increase regional and multinational cooperation and mutual trust and
improve the training, readiness, and interoperability of the region’s special
forces,” the ministry indicated in a statement.

Teams from the special forces of the armies of Argentina, Colombia, Peru,
Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, and the
Dominican Republic and a commando squad from the police of Costa Rica (which does
not have an army), among others, will participate in the exercise, which will be
coordinated by the U.S. Southern Command, the ministry noted.

The commando teams will be evaluated by a panel of military personnel on the
basis of their abilities, tactics, techniques, and procedures during the
exercise.



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