The "Woerner Report," a secret Pentagon document produced in 1981 by Brig. Gen. Fred F. Woerner, provides an early, critical blueprint for U.S. assistance to the Salvadoran armed forces, recommending support for a "strategic victory" against the guerrillas. The report was declassified after an eight-year effort, including litigation, by the National Security Archive.

Return to El Salvador, 1980-1994.