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In December of 1981, soldiers of the Salvadoran Army's select, American-trained Atlacatl Battalion entered the village of El Mozote, where they murdered hundreds of men, women, and children, often by decapitation. Although reports of the massacre--and photographs of its victims--appeared in the United States, the Reagan administration dismissed them as propaganda. A record of these events was finally published in The New Yorker in 1993, in Mark Danner's harrowing and meticulous reconstruction. Danner has now expanded his report, adding new material, as well as a series of documents, including Alma Guillermoprieto's and Raymond Bonner's January, 1982 articles on the massacre in The Washington Post and The New York Times, respectively; cables to and from the U.S. embassy in San Salvador, the CIA, the State Department, and the Pentagon; Congressional testimony by then-Assistant Secretary of State Thomas O. Enders; reports by Argentine and American forensic experts; skeptical editorials from The Wall Street Journal; the full text of the 1993 Truth Commission's chapter on El Mozote; the full text of a State Department-appointed panel's report on the Department's handling of the massacre; and a list of the victims.