Congressional Hearing Focuses on Helicopter Sales and Indicates Directions on U.S. Counter-Narcotics Policy Toward Colombia While Samper Proposes Initiative Against Narco-terrorists

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Tuesday, October 1, 1996
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
12
Issue: 
10
386-388
Abstract: 
On September 11, 1996, at a hearing of the Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives, recommendations focused on the need to sell helicopters to Colombia and indicated new directions for U.S. counter-narcotics policy toward Colombia. Meanwhile, on September 22, 1996, in a speech at the U.N. General Assembly Colombian President Ernesto Samper made proposals against "narco-terrorism."... [more]