Naval War College Review


In October 1968 the world read the news of the latest version of a very old phenomenon-another revolution in Latin America. This time it was Peru; the democratically elected government of President Fernando Belaunde Terry had been overthrown by a junta com• posed of the chiefs of the armed forces. The leader of the coup, Gen. Juan Velasco Alvarado, described the new government as revolutionary in nature and proclaimed as its goal the radical transformation of Peru's economy and social institutions into instruments for the benefit of all Peruvians.