Employing U.S. SOF in Colombia: Updating Strategy to Achieve The Desired End State
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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Through the end of 2002, security assistance to the Government of Colombia has been limited to Counterdrug-type training. NSPDPDD-l8 has made provisions to permit the use of available CD funds for supporting operations directed against U.S.-recognized terrorist organizations that have credible links to the illegal drug trade. This paper proposes taking this authority to operationally employ U.S. SOF deployed to Colombia in a balanced strategy of Counter-Drug and Counter-Insurgency operations that include the provision of allowing SOF to participate in an advisory role during combat operations.
- Sociology and Law
- Military Forces and Organizations