War without borders : the Colombia-Ecuador crisis of 2008 / Gabriel Marcella.
Associated Name: Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Publication year: 2008.
Call Number U413.R32 M383 2008 ; U413.A66 M276 2008
Media class: Book
Publisher: Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
ISBN: 1584873728 9781584873723
Additional information: vii, 50 p. : map ; 23 cm.
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On March 2, 2008, the Colombian air force attacked clandestine camp of the Revolutionary Armed Forces in Colombia (FARC) in a remote region of northeastern Ecuador, killing its leader Raúl Reyes, and 24 other people. The FARC had been using Ecuadorean territory for years to rest and resupply. The attack was successful, but it denoted the worst crisis in Inter-American diplomacy of the last decade. The United States can and must be a catalyst for confidence-building between Ecuador and Colombia in order to restore the full gamut of security cooperation between two countries. At the same time, United States needs to be more sensitive about the immense power it wields in its dealings with small states, such as Ecuador.
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