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The American Interest: Colombia Enjoys Accidental American-Fueled Success

by Davidson College

Russ CrandallOnce known as the kidnapping and internally-displaced-persons capital of the world, Colombia has made great strides through its successful counterinsurgency strategy and nation-building initiatives. Prof. Russell Crandall examines the role of the U.S.-driven "Plan Colombia," a multibillion-dollar military and economic aid package that drastically escalated drug war methodology, in Colombia's ongoing social and economic transformation.

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