Argentina leader announces controversial armed forces reform
The Associated Press - Buenos Aires
Mauricio Macri said he will modify a 2006 decree that limited the armed forces to defense against attacks by another country.
Human rights groups immediately criticized the decision, saying it could authorize military espionage, lead to repression and increase violence.
Argentina's current defense doctrine was adopted with the country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship in mind.
Human rights groups estimate up to 30,000 people were kidnapped, tortured or killed during that period.