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U.S. army probes why troops go wild in Colombia

The U.S. military is investigating what has gone wrong with its operations in Colombia, where troops have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs and selling arms to far-right militias, a senior U.S. officer said on Wednesday.Gen. Bantz Craddock, commander of the U.S. military’s Southern Command, said he was concerned by the recent incidents. “I have talked to the commander of the units involved. We are initiating a complete review of our procedures, our processes and our security standards,” Craddock told Reuters while visiting Colombian troops on a high mountain plain above Bogota — recently a strategic transit route for Marxist rebels — as a Black Hawk helicopter whirred overhead.Full Story

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