The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Institution building as a counterinsurgency tool: The case of Colombia | Modern War Institute

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The peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) caused a five-year guerilla war. The United States has played an important role by supporting Colombia to become a more peaceful country by offering it over $10 billion in assistance. According to Kevin Whitaker and Caryn Hollis, for Colombia to succeed, stabilize the security situation, effective US interagency coordination, focus on building institutions, and bipartisan congressional support were the most essential ingredients be able for Colombia to beat insurgency. How can special operations and the irregular warfare community learn from the past to increase readiness?

Source: https://mwi.usma.edu/institution-building-as-a-counterinsurgency-tool-the-case-of-colombia/

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