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Author Rosen, Jonathan D., author

Title The losing war : Plan Colombia and beyond / Jonathan D. Rosen
Published Albany : SUNY Press, State University of New York Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 189 pages)
Series SUNY series, James N. Rosenau series in global politics
SUNY series, James N. Rosenau series in global politics.
Contents Introduction -- The Colombian puzzle in historical context -- The origins of plan Colombia -- Uribe and the fusion of the war on drugs with the war on terror -- Results of Plan Colombia during the Uribe administration: successes against the FARC -- Beyond Plan Colombia and de-securitization -- De-securitizing Plan Colombia -- Social constructions of Colombia's anti-drug campaign: an analysis of speech acts from 1998 to 2009 -- Analytic conclusions and policy lessons from Plan Colombia -- Back to the future: the unintended consequences of the partial successes of the war on drugs
Summary "Plan Colombia was an ambitious, multibillion dollar program of American aid to the country of Colombia to fight that nation's recreational drug industry. First signed into law by President Clinton in 2000, the program would, over a twelve year period, provide the Colombian government with more money than every other country in the region. But how successful was Plan Colombia, and is it a model worthwhile in applying to other countries? In The Losing War, Jonathan D. Rosen applies international relations theory to understand how the goals and objectives of Plan Colombia evolved over time, particularly after the events of 9/11. Various individuals, including Álvaro Uribe, the president of Colombia from 2002-2010, and George W. Bush, argued that Plan Colombia should be used as a model to help other countries combat drug trafficking. Plan Colombia was not mentioned in the Obama administration's 2011 budget proposal and no longer exists today. Rose concludes that the policy failed to make substantial inroads in curtailing drug cultivation, production, or trafficking, thus calling into question the value of applying the same strategy to other countries, such as Mexico, in the present or future"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia.
Counterinsurgency -- Colombia.
Drug control -- Colombia.
Economic assistance, American -- Colombia.
Insurgency -- Colombia.
Military assistance, American -- Colombia.
National security -- Colombia.
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1438452993 (electronic bk.)
1438453000 (electronic bk.)
9781438452999 (electronic bk.)
9781438453002 (electronic bk.)