Monday, July 27, 2009

Obama Administration Shifts U.S. focus in Colombia from Counternarcotics to Counterinsurgency

Here is the latest article from Colombia Journal:

Obama Administration Shifts U.S. focus in Colombia from Counternarcotics to Counterinsurgency

The Obama administration’s proposed 2010 aid package for Colombia appears to be sailing through the Democrat-controlled Congress with little opposition and few amendments. As a result, the administration is poised to achieve a shift in U.S. policy in Colombia that will see an even greater portion of the aid under the counternarcotics initiative known as Plan Colombia used for counterinsurgency operations. The Obama administration’s aid package indicates that the new government in Washington is not only continuing the militaristic policies of the Bush administration in Colombia, but actually intensifying them by developing even closer ties to the worst human rights-abusing military in the Western Hemisphere.

Read the full article at: http://colombiajournal.org/colombia313.htm

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