publication . Thesis . 2007

Counterterrorism policy in Colombia

Self, Kevin A.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2007
  • Publisher: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
The purpose of this thesis is to suggest a coherent, credible, and long-term counterterrorism policy in Colombia. The events of September 11, 2001 heightened U.S. awareness of Colombian terrorist organizations, the most powerful being the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The U.S. counterterror approach in Colombia appears fragmented, with only minor changes to its previous drug control policies. In contrast, the Colombian government has developed and implemented a policy to combat the FARC. To analyze the effectiveness of the Colombian government's efforts, this thesis takes a two-step approach. First, it aims to clearly define the threat posed by ...
free text keywords: Terrorism, Insurgency, Counterinsurgency
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