“War on Drugs”: US Military Deployed in Colombia to Combat Trafficking

US Army Brigade operations should start in June, but the length of the operation and the number of soldiers is unclear, as critics fear an attack on Venezuela is planned.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A special unit of the US Army will operate in Colombia starting in early June. According to official sources, it will "advise and support the South American country's armed forces in the fight against drug trafficking". A joint statement to this effect was issued last Wednesday by the US embassy in Bogotá and the Colombian Ministry of Defense.

The operation is part of the reinforced counter-narcotics action announced by US President Donald Trump on April 1st. "More destroyers, warships, planes and helicopters, coast guard ships and surveillance aircraft" should be sent to the Caribbean . . .

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