More U.S. Troops to Fight Drug Proliferation in South America

September 2009
New American (08856540);9/14/2009, Vol. 25 Issue 19, p7
The article reports on the agreement between the U.S. and Colombia that enables American forces to use seven military bases in the South American nation. It emphasizes that the agreement is intended for the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism in the nation. Moreover, it notes that the expansion of operations was due to the refusal of Ecuador's president Rafael Correa to renew a lease on the Manta base.


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