Resources - Policy Statements

This section presents links to what people are saying about U.S. security policy around the world. Select one of the four types of policy statements from the menu at the right to filter the results below. 

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Thursday, April 1, 2004
IN AUGUST 2003 COLOMBIA AGAIN became the center of lavish attention from Washington,DC government officials. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Richard Myers, Undersecretary of State Marc Grossman, and Director of the White HEnglish
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Colombia
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Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe visits Washington, D.C, seeking assurances of continued American military aid. A U.S. program that gives Colombia's armed forces about $10 million a week to help battle drugs and terrorism is due to expire next year.English
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Saturday, March 1, 2003
More than three years of frustrating negotiations had come to nothing. That morning, an elite unit of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia — FARC), the larger of two leftist insurgent groups active in English
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Colombia
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Tuesday, October 1, 2002
Against all evidence, on September 9 the U.S. State Department certified that the Colombian Armed Forces are making progress on three human rights criteria,a condition for receiving more U.S. military aid. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and thEnglish
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Tuesday, April 2, 2002
With peace talks broken down, Colombia has plunged into all-out war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), one of the world's largest and most brutal insurgencies. Washington's response is a bipartisan rush to offer "counterterror&quEnglish
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Colombia
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Monday, April 1, 2002
El coordinador del programa de seguridad para America Latina en el Centro para las Politicas Internacionales, con base en Washington, hace una revision de lo que seria una guerra total en Colombia y asegura que sus costos seran mucho mas altos de lo que cSpanish
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Colombia
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Monday, April 1, 2002
In its most recently published report, the CCJ found that political violence in Colombia claimed 3,538 lives between April and September 2000—twenty people per day. As recently as early 1998, the CCJ was reporting ten political murders per day. Fed by aEnglish
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Wednesday, February 6, 2002
"En algun momento los paramilitares van a tener que ser tratados en un proceso y creo que el Gobierno y la sociedad colombianos deberan decidir como abordar este asunto."Spanish
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Colombia
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Sunday, January 13, 2002
Two years ago, when the United States was debating the $1.3 billion "Plan Colombia" aid package, we often heard a curious argument: "military aid will speed negotiations by forcing the FARC to negotiate in good faith." English
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Colombia
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Sunday, January 13, 2002
Analistas del CIP, que han seguido en detalle el Plan Colombia, dicen que una mediacion salvaria el proceso.Spanish
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Colombia
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Monday, May 7, 2001
Deep within the Defense Department’s civilian bureaucracy, the Clinton administration made a quiet shift in 1999 that speaks volumes about the current U.S. relationship with Latin America.English
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Tuesday, May 1, 2001
Today, the U.S. war on terrorism is currently focused on Afghanistan, but other countries may soon feel the full force of the U.S. commitment to stamp out the world terror networks. U.S. officials have hinted that Colombia may fit within the anti-terrorisEnglish
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Colombia
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Tuesday, February 6, 2001
Esta en el pais porque intercambia informacion sobre las relaciones con Estados Unidos, y porque sigue convencido de que el componente militar del Plan Colombia puede tornar critico el proceso de paz. English
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Colombia
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Thursday, February 1, 2001
The Bush administration should rethink the US's misguided and dangerous anti-narcotics policy in the Andes, says Adam IsacsonEnglish
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Colombia
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Friday, October 6, 2000
Presidents who require that all major foreign policy initiatives undergo detached, searching analysis by foreign-policy professionals immediately make this world a saner and more secure place. English
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Colombia
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Sunday, October 1, 2000
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Wednesday, February 16, 2000
Robert E. White, president of the Center for International Policy and former U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay and El Salvador, was online Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. discussing the Clinton administration's proposal to send $1.6 billion in aid to Colombia to cEnglish
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Colombia
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Tuesday, February 8, 2000
Although President Clinton seems unaware of it, the $1.6 billion he is requesting to fight coca production in Colombia amounts to intervention in another country's civil war. English
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Colombia
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The authoritarian and undemocratic Chavez regime would do anything to maintain its iron grip over the Venezuelan people and these thugs cringe at the thought of relinquishing power. English
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Venezuela
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It is tragic to note that fifteen to twenty years after the end of brutal armed conflicts in the region, levels of criminal violence in Central America are higher than during the wars.English
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