Tuesday, September 30, 2008
'The Economist' On Chile's Army Reform
Chile's army won't be fully accepted as a part of democratic society until questions about its human rights past are settled, Gen. Oscar Izurieta says in an article in this week's The Economist. But to continue seeking recrimination doesn't necessarily help the country, he added. The article discusses other aspects of the army's reform, such as its growing peacekeeping role and the shift from conscription to a professional force. (These issues have been covered in this blog.) Check out "A force for good, now: A newly streamlined army polishes its democratic credentials."