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J. Patrice McSherry

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Operation Condor: Clandestine Inter-American System

McSherry analyzes Operation Condor, a shadowy counterinsurgency alliance among Latin American military regimes that shared extremist national security doctrines and ideologies during the Cold War era. These zero-sum doctrines and ideologies appear to have been an important determinant of state terrorism, as they dehumanized whole categories of people and provided a quasi-religious rationale for their torture and destruction.

state terrorism, Operation Condor, intelligence/surveillance, human rights, Latin America — political repression, United States — Central Intelligence Agency, United States — foreign relations — covert operations, internal security, intelligence service, Southern Cone of South America — political repression, human rights, Southern Cone of South America — Southern Cone of South America, foreign relations, United States

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 26, No. 4 (1999): 144-174