Accession Number:

ADA422761

Title:

Employing U.S. SOF in Colombia: Updating Strategy to Achieve The Desired End State

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE