RealNews

Plan Colombia called dangerous failure

The United States says it is winning the war on terrorism, but few officials argue it is winning the war on drugs. Several government reports and experts on Capitol Hill say Plan Colombia, the U.S.-backed war on drugs in the South American nation, is failing, and some critics say the State Department is mismanaging the operation. The reports and experts argue bureaucrats and contractors have mismanaged the multibillion dollar program, which is administered through the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, in a manner that leaves U.S. government employees and contractors at risk. A report issued in June by the General Accounting Office found that despite getting $2.5 billion in U.S. aid specifically to fight narco-traffickers, Colombia is still the world’s largest producer of coca, the precursor to cocaine, and has expanded its production of opium poppy to become the largest supplier of heroin to the United States. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.