The mexican army and the state. Historical and political perspective
Piñeyro Piñeyro, José Luis
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Our central objective consists first in making a panoramic presentation of the Army as a cardinal organization in the conformation of Mexico's modern State and as a backup institution of the official party, which in turn occupies a great portion of the civil society; we will effect secondly, a detailed projection of certain profound professional changes which have occurred in the Army in answer to different forms of the class struggle and as a necessity of making it into a highly organized and cohesive organization of violence within the State. Simultaneously, we will reveaJ the importance which U.S. military assistance has played in those changes, as a source of organization al techniques as well as a training and technical-military equipment. We will underline a specific interaction among: class struggle-military professionalization·military aid of Imperialism.