Peru Army Nations // South America



OVERVIEW The Peruvian army is one of the five largest in South America. The difficult Peruvian terrain -- with its mountains, rivers and jungles -- requires specially trained troops, as well as organic aviation support. Ongoing border disputes with Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador have influenced army readiness requirements. Operations against the terrorist Shining Path and the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement as well as various drug cartels necessitated the expansion of rapidly deployable counter-insurgency...

 

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