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US Forces Look, but Can't Touch Colombian Conflict

After scarcely a month in Colombia, the newly installed squad of U.S. Special Forces have already watched the tracer fire and heard the bomb blasts of Latin America’s oldest guerrilla war. They’ve treated wounded Colombian troops, some shot by Marxist rebels just blocks away, and answered phone calls from worried friends and family. But this group of more than 70 elite U.S. forces, some of them fresh from the battlefields of Afghanistan, hasn’t seen a moment of combat here. It can’t — under strict orders from Washington, which is warily dipping its toes into Colombia’s war by training local Colombian troops and treating some wounded while keeping a wary eye on an important oil pipeline. Full Story

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