Plan Colombia

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One of the most controversial Clinton programs inherited by Pres. Bush is the war on drugs. Plan Colombia is spending more than a billion American dollars to eradicate coca plants in areas controlled by leftist guerillas, and to bolster Colombia's military effort against the guerillas themselves. Will this high-risk strategy lead Bush into a Vietnam-like quagmire? How will the war on drugs affect Colombia's 36-year civil war? We assess the strengths and weaknesses of the players and the plan, with a White House drug policy official, foreign affairs expert, those who teach national security strategy, and those who write about it.
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The Wall Street Journal

US News & World Report

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

World Policy Journal and Foreign Affairs

US Army War College

El Tiempo



Warren Olney