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El Salvador

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Constitutionally, the president of El Salvador is the commander in chief of the nation's armed forces and exercises control through the defense minister, who is also in the chain of command and runs the day-to-day operations of the armed forces. The Alto Comando (High Command) controls the armed forces and consists of the president, defense minister (transitioning to a civilian position), deputy defense minister, and chief and second chief of the Joint General Staff. The chief...

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