Peshwehr Lancers Redux: Latin America

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    Rebuilding an entire military is a massive undertaking it takes time and Patience . General Vega of the Royal Spanish Army had gotten his government to agree to a longer stay in Peru. One of his Battalions would help the Peruvians to train and it would also give them more time to train officers. Several of the Peruvian Officers who graduated from the 5 Months of Military School were sent to a Spanish Battalion where they were able to get more experience under the watchful eyes of professional officer who had seen combat. Colonel Chan met with General Vega at least once a week to keep him informed about the Military training program. Admiral Kamehameha, new Chairman of the joint Hawaiian Chiefs of staff arrived to check the progress of the training program. The US had provided several T37 A trainers and 2 T-38 trainers. Hawaii had delivered 4 coastal Patrol Gunboats they were equipped with a 40mm gun as well as Machine guns.
     
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    The Admiral's visit to Peru got things moving. Some additional Hawaiian Military personnel shortly there after arrived. Arriving was a Hawk Surface to Air Missile battery, additional traing personnel and a combat Brigade to be there during the elections.
     
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    The Purpose of the Hawaiian Military Advisory Group Peru was to leave a fully trained and capable Peruvian Military in place as soon as possible. Hawaii was asking for donations of equipment as the Hawaiian Legislature was not about to fund all of the equipment. The US provided some of the aircraft and helicopters and Hawaii did the Maintenance to bring them up to acceptable combat standards. Two Rudderow class destroyer escorts were toatally overhauled. The engines were brought to near new standards, a new Radar and Sonar suite was i. improved ASW and air defense was put aboard.. Captain Francisco Ortega was named as the new commander of the Peruvian Navy. He had served as an officer in it and when Bolivia had taken over he had joined the Neuva Granada Merchant Marine and served in it.
     
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    By 1982 the new Peruvian Military was beginning to come together. The Hawaiians were limiting the equipment given to the Peruvians to those that could be flown or operated without a lot of training and infrastructure, thus the A-37 and the T-28D were combat aircraft which were not too hard to learn to operate. The 12 F-5 fighters were a little more engaging but not as complex as those aircraft operated by Hawaii, Germany, US Britain.. The countrys military now had low level officer in numbers and with time it would have middle grade and higher ranking officers. In three more years the Spanish and Central American Republic would begin a draw down and Hawaii would also reduce its MAGP
     
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    The Peruvian Army units proceeded to serve with the Spanish and or Central American Republic forces. They gained experiences in how to act under a variety of threats. The Spanish put a battalion on the line manning out post gave them a chance to see what they could do. the Spanish General had a ready reserve force ready to move to assit these new soldiers.
     
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    1983: The Peruvian Military is coming together. The Peruvian Air Force carries out missions as required by the Commander of the Allied ground forces. The Bolivians who dare to challenge the border defenses get a pounding. The Peruvian Navy works with the Hawaiian Navy patrolling the Peruvian coastal waters and sometime entering Bolivian Waters with Hawaiian support.
     
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    1984: Peru was beginning to see the withdrawal of the Central American and Royal Spanish Army forces from the country. Current plans were for all of those forces to be out of Peru by the end of 1985. Currently the newly elected Peruvian government was attempting to sign an agreement with Spain which would extend the pull out of Spanish forces until 1988.
     
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    The Spanish Government agreed to extend the stay of its forces by 18 months. It explained that it could not keep the forces in Peru for a longer period of time due to a critical problem in Africa.
    The Hawaiian Military advisory Command Peru was being reduced. Brigadier General Lee Chan would continue to direct the mission but he informed the Peruvians that Hawaii would be reducing the military forces assigned to the command and would in all likely hood see the command reduced to less than 50 personnel by the end of 1985 and to just a dozen by 1986.
     
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    Brigadier General Lee Chan left Peru confident that he had left the country capable of defending itself. The Hawaiian Military Mission in 1987 was down to 12 personnel. Spain had also begun a slow withdrawal from Peru and the last Spanish Combat troops would be gone by 1990.
     
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    Hawaii reduced its military presence in Peru to just the three Military attaches as a result of Prime Minister Waihee's decision to scale back Hawaii's involvement.
     
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    Paraguay and Bolivia engaged in a border skirmish that seemed to grow in intensity. Brazil began to apply pressure to Bolivia and the fighting died down. What was of Great concern to British Intelligence was indication that Argentina was about to attempt to press its claim to the Falkland islands using Military Force. Hawaii had pulled its forces out of the islands since the British stated that they were capable of handling the islands defense. British forces in the islands totaled a reinforced company 3 months before intelligence indicated a serious threat. Rather quickly the all weather airfield saw the arrival of additional forces. Bringing the defender wup to a full Battalion of Infantry, Platoon of tanks, Battery of field artillery and an air defense Unit of the Royal Air Force. Twelve F-4K fighter Bombers arrived. The Royal Navy moved warships and submarines into the region
     
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    Britain warned Argentina that it would respond hashly to any hostile action by Argentina.
     
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    Britain issued a warning to Argentina to cease and decease with all threats to the Falkland Islands or face the prospect of the British carrying out military action against Argentina. The Royal Navy had moved two carrier Battle groups into the region. In addition Britain had moved one of its Nuclear attack submarines into the area and had reinforced the islands garrison.
     
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    Argentina was informed that any hostile action against the Falkland Islands or the St Georgia Group would result in military action being taken against Argentina. While the British had combat aircraft capable of defending the islands and striking Argentina the British had deployed 12 Cruise Missiles that would hit targets in Argentina upon the first hostile action.