An Overview of the Effectiveness of U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Colombia, 2000-2020, and Recommendations for the Future.
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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This report examines the period in Colombia from 2000 to 2020 to assess the effectiveness of U.S. counternarcotics and security efforts, with the overarching goal of informing U.S. government decision making and collaborative efforts. The U.S. Government Accountability Office GAO was tasked by Congress to review U.S. counternarcotics and security efforts in Colombia over the past two decades. GAO completed two reviews, once in 2008 and again in 2018. The former report noted that drug-reduction goals were not fully met, although the security situation had improved under U.S. assistance. However, GAO later noted that gains in the area of counternarcotics were limited, and it did not identify the long term effectiveness of many U.S. efforts.
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