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Title: Drug War: Colombia Is Undertaking Antidrug Programs, but Impact Is Uncertain
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
National Security and International Affairs Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 54
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Publication Number: GAO/NSIAD-93-158
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An analysis of progress and problems being experienced by United States and Colombian agencies in implementing United States drug law enforcement programs in Colombia concluded that efforts are under way but that obstacles in and around Colombia and United States management problems are hindering the counternarcotics efforts there.
Abstract: The Andean Strategy emphasizes the disruption of Colombian drug cartels and is an important part of the United States national drug control strategy. Between fiscal years 1990 and 1992, the United States agreed to give Colombia about $504.3 million worth of military, law enforcement, and economic aid. Colombia has demonstrated its commitment and political will in the 3 years since the Andean strategy was announced by taking action to support United States objectives. Law enforcement pressure against the cartels has increased. However, the limited ability of some Colombian agencies to plan and implement an effective counternarcotics strategy, increasing insurgency and narcoterrorism activities, the expansion of the cartels into heroin, government corruption, and the lack of effective antidrug programs in other countries all hinder the counternarcotics effort in Colombia. United States management problems, poor interagency coordination, and reduced funding have also hindered efforts. Table and appended background information
Main Term(s): International drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Colombia; Crime in foreign countries; Drug Policy; Foreign policies; International cooperation; United States of America
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