Great piece over at The Atlantic:
President Trump might wonder what Ronald Reagan—one of his favorite presidents—was doing pouring billions of dollars of economic and military aid into the tiny country. In the early ‘80s, El Salvador was receiving more such aid than any country except for Egypt and Israel, and the embassy staff was nearly as large as that in New Delhi. For Reagan, El Salvador was the place to draw the line in the sand against communism.
Far too many people hold views about U.S. foreign policy toward other countries without understanding the history. The Untied States has a lot of uncomfortable truths that provides important context for modern foreign policy issues. The populace cannot make informed decisions without knowing the truth, disturbing as it may be.