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Oversight of United States counternarcotics assistance to Colombia

Hearing before the Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal ... Congress, first session, February 14, 1997

by United States

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ISBN 100160549426
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decertification. During this period, the United States did not provide Colombia with, among other things, • almost $30 million in counternarcotics Foreign Military Financing grant assistance (helicopter spare parts, ammunition, and explosives), • about $ million in planned U.S. International Military Education and. The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), located in Doral, Florida in Greater Miami, is one of the eleven unified combatant commands in the United States Department of is responsible for providing contingency planning, operations, and security cooperation for Central and South America, the Caribbean (except U.S. commonwealths, territories, and Part of: Department of Defense. An analysis of political violence in Colombia reveals that the drug industry has responded to key changes in counternarcotics policies with sharply higher levels of violence, and that death squad political violence is advancing virtually unchecked. These patterns of political violence pose severe challenges to regional U.S. counternarcotics policy.


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Oversight of United States counternarcotics assistance to Colombia by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Oversight of United States counternarcotics assistance to Colombia: hearing before the Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal Justice of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, Febru [United States.

Colombia has already begun to assume more responsibility for USG-funded counter-narcotics programs, thus allowing the U.S. to scale back its role in the coming years.

The United States provided $4 billion in assistance duringwhile Colombia spent nearly $7 billion on Plan Colombia programs during that period.

U.S. Counternarcotics Programs in Eurasia There are three main United States counternarcotics assistance programs – the State Department’s International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement and the Defense Department’s Section and Section – currently active in Central Eurasia.

Begun in for Colombia and Peru, since. Committee members heard testimony from a State Department official and the two leaders of Colombian anti-drug forces concerning U.S. assistance to Colombia. The Colombian leaders urged the members. United States Senate As you requested, we reviewed U.S.

programs to assist Colombia in interdicting cocaine production and trafficking. This report describes the uses and amounts of U.S. aid and our observations on efforts to plan, monitor, and evaluate the use of the assistance.

Background and Peru. Moreover, because of Colombia’s successful law enforcement efforts as a result of U.S. support, the U.S. has been able to bring to justice in the United States, through our extraordinary extradition relationship with Colombia, many significant narcotics traffickers, including the world’s most dangerous suppliers of huge quantities of.

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General was established in The mission of the DoD OIG, as established by the Inspector General Act ofas amended, (5 U.S.C. Appendix); and implemented by DoD Directive"Inspector General of the Department of Defense," is to serve as an independent and objective office in DoD to.

3 United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, hearing on Counternarcotics Contracts in Latin America, Testimony of William F. Wechsler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats ( ). Security Assistance and Cooperation Shared Responsibility Congressional Research Service 2 The “issues are whether the United States’ approach is appropriately scoped and effective, achieves a set of well-defined goals that relate to the U.S.

national interest, supports broader national objectives and is coordinated withFile Size: 1MB. Colombia and the United States: From counternarcotics to counterterrorism Article (PDF Available) in Current history (New York, N.Y.: ) (). It is imperative that the U.S. Congress demands a detailed reporting on the design and effects of counternarcotics programs abroad that goes beyond general statements such as that the United.

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. programs to assist Columbia in interdicting cocaine production and trafficking, focusing on the uses and amounts of such found that: (1) between August and Septemberthe United States provided $65 million in emergency assistance for Colombia's military and police and programmed an additional $87.

Colombia lacks the wherewithal to apply human rights vetting, which screens potential recipients of assistance to ensure that known abusers will not benefit.

The United States claims to carry this out for all received cooperation requests, although the lack of transparency surrounding the program has made this impossible to verify.

The United States has tailored its comprehensive assistance program to complement the Colombian Government’s policy. Beginning inthe Colombian Government started the phased implementation of an accusatory system of justice that was completed in Counternarcotics Assistance to Colombia Committee members heard testimony from a State Department official and the two leaders of Colombian anti-drug forces December 8,   The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control will hold a hearing on Tuesday, Septem at a.m.

entitled, “Adapting U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Colombia." This hearing will focus on counternarcotics efforts in Colombia, including interdiction and eradication, given the increased availability of cocaine in the United States following years.

In addition, Colombia continues to be the source for a significant portion of the heroin in the United States, including most of the heroin available on the East Coast.

Approximat combatants in Colombia’s internal conflict have been demobilized; the AUC (United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia) and other violent, narcotrafficking. Eradication – INL Bogota’s support for Colombia’s manual coca eradication program prevents narcotics from entering the United States by helping the CNP and the Colombian Army destroy the illicit crop necessary for the production of cocaine.

Successful, sustainable eradication denies financial support to illegal armed groups and is a key. United States General Accounting Ofiice Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate For Release on Delivery Expected at THE DRUG WAR 2:OO p.m., EST Thursday, Febru Counternarcotics Programs in Colombia and Peru.

US Law Enforcement Involvement in Counternarcotics Operations in Latin America by Lora Lumpe US government assistance to foreign law enforcement agencies to curb drug trafficking into the United States began in At that time, two agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics were sent to Turkey and France to try and interdict the flow of heroin.

Counternarcotics Assistance: U.S. Agencies Have Allotted Billions in Andean Countries, but DOD Should Improve Its Reporting of Results [Office, Government Accountability] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Counternarcotics Assistance: U.S.

Agencies Have Allotted Billions in Andean Countries, but DOD Should Improve Its Reporting of ResultsAuthor: Government Accountability Office. Security Assistance Agency stated that U.S. military personnel in Colombia had developed monitoring procedures but that eight additional military personnel were needed to fully implement the system.

Finally, there is no reliable system for evaluating the success of the counternarcotics programs in Colombia.

in the United States. The traffickers’ preferred routes were through Mexico, a country with a 2,mile border with the United States, a year history of heroin and marijuana smuggling, and the existence of cross-border family ties.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimates that up to 70 percent of the cocaine entering the United. GAO discussed the management and effectiveness of U.S.

military and law enforcement aid provided in support of the Andean Strategy in Colombia and Peru. GAO noted that: (1) U.S. legislation and policy allow Andean countries to use U.S. aid against both drug traffickers and insurgents involved in the drug trade; (2) although U.S.

officials are working to improve. Section Counternarcotics: another Defense Department counter-drug military aid program, which pays for a few additional kinds of aid that doesn’t. Begun in for Colombia and Peru, since expanded to 39 countries worldwide.

toward the United States, threatening the security and well-being of U.S. citizens. Sincethe United States has provided about $8 billion to countries in the region to disrupt drug trafficking. Most of this assistance went to Colombia to reduce illicit drug production and improve security.

In Marchthe Department of. Q3: Are there other measurements of success in counternarcotics efforts in Colombia. A3: Yes. Both the United States and the UNODC have measured a large decline in pure cocaine production potential since the start of Plan Colombia in The INCSR estimates a decline of 39 percent between and alone.

National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy. The Obama Administration’s inaugural National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy (Strategy), published inprovided a blueprint for preventing the illegal trafficking of drugs across the U.S.–Canada Strategy recognized the reality that transnational criminal organizations operating on both.

Oversight of Counternarcotics Activities Objective We determined whether U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) effectively provided oversight of counternarcotics (CN) activities.

A prior DoD OIG report, issued in Septemberfocused on the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for CN and. : Department of Defense Plans and Programs Relating to Counterterrorism, Counternarcotics, and Building Partnership Capacity (): of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities: BooksAuthor: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate.

The United States Department of State, with the support of other U.S. agencies, has the ability to continue to work with the Government of Colombia to ensure effective counternarcotics operations while observing strict adherence to agreed-upon and well-established safety procedures.

Afghanistan is the number one producer of opium (the raw material for heroin), producing over 90 percent of the world total.[1] Gross revenue from drugs is equal to about 15 percent of the country.

The counternarcotics mission is interagency, inter-departmental, and international in scope. Within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the counternarcotics effort crosses component lines, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement playing major roles, and other components actively. NaTIONal NOTrherN BOrder COuNTerNarCOTICs rasTTegy ★4 The United States–Canada Border Drug Threat Overview Marijuana and Ecstasy remain the most significant Canadian drug threats to the United States, while the United States remains the primary transit country for cocaine into Canada from South Size: KB.

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Deadline: 12 July The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from qualified non-governmental organizations (), and other qualified organizations for a Cooperative Agreement to implement “Colombia Counternarcotics and Rule of Law Capacity Building Program” to assist with travel.

In congressional testimony, Vanda Felbab-Brown assesses the Obama administration’s counternarcotics strategy, focusing on the role and design of supply-side programs within the strategy.

In her. New Information About Counternarcotics Contracts in Latin America [open pdf - KB] "At the request of Senator Claire McCaskill, this analysis examines State Department and Defense Department spending on contracts to supply counternarcotics assistance to.

CHALLENGES IN STEMMING THE FLOW OF ILLEGAL DRUGS INTO THE UNITED STATES Chapter Over the past 10 years, the U.S. agencies involved in counternarcotics efforts have attempted to reduce. VOLUME I. The assassination of Colombian presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán by the Medellín drug cartel in August led Colombian president Virgilio Barco to impose emergency security measures on the country, and the U.S.

to announce that it might consider the deployment of military forces to assist Colombia in the war on drugs.() While this act is still considered by. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S.

Department of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano and Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske released President Obama's strategy to stem the flow of illegal drugs and their illicit proceeds across the Southwest border and reduce associated crime and violence in the region on June 5,   of the United States as well as in the jungles of Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia.

Likewise, during my more than 20 trips to Afghanistan, I have seen fields of poppy throughout the countryside as well as the countless drug addicts on the streets and under the bridges of Kabul.National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy [] [open pdf - KB] "Criminal activity along the Southwest Border (SWB) poses a significant national security threat for the United States.

The almost 2,mile border that separates the United States and Mexico includes major population centers, transportation hubs, and large tracts.