A glance at America's crimes in four corners of the world
At various times, the US Democratic and Republican leaders have supported brutal wars of attrition against riots in Guatemala, El Salvador, Haiti, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and other countries. Torture and killing by death squads have been common counterinsurgency methods in all these regions. From 1959 to 1975, American forces dropped approximately eight million four hundred thousand tons of bombs and napalm and eighteen million barrels of chemical agents in Vietnam. They became homeless. In the late 1980s, the US National Security Administration helped Mexico crackdown on progressive reformist elements that tortured and killed at least 275 political dissidents.