The United States and Colombia : untying the Gordian Knot / David Passage.
Associated Name: Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Publication year: 2000.
Call Number U413.A66 L48 no.4 ; U413.R33 P37 2000
Media class: Book
Publisher: [Carlisle Barracks, Pa.] : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
Series title: The Letort papers
Additional information: vi, 30 p. : map ; 23 cm.
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Twenty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the ghost of that war still haunts the corridors of the decision makers when it comes to making long-term commitments to situations that remotely resemble anything like our Indochina experience. That is the case in with Colombia, which is embroiled in an internecine struggle with two guerrilla movements bent on overthrowing the government as well as from narcotraffickers. The author details the complicated but increasingly clear nexus between the political and social insurgencies and the drug traffickers. This, he maintains, has obliged a highly reluctant United States to reexamine whether its counternarcotics strategy can succeed if it is not accompanied by a willingness to assist the Colombian government improve its ability to defeat guerrillas and regain control of its national territory. If the United States is to become even more involved in the internal struggles in Colombia, it is a good bet the U.S. Army will play an important role.
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The drug war: Colombia is implementing antidrug efforts, but impact is uncertain : statement of Joseph E. Kelley, Director-in-Charge, International Affairs Issues, National Security and International Affairs Division, before the Subcommittee on Legislation and National Security, Committee on Government Operations, U.S. House of Representatives
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