Us Colombia Defense Cooperation Agreement

Mission of Major Functions: This Cooperative Security Location (CSL) is improving the AMERICAN Global Defense Posture (GDP) strategy that leads the development of a comprehensive and integrated presence and basing strategy that is consistent with the principles of developing countries…. The development of this CSL offers a unique opportunity for full-spectrum operations in a critical subregor of our hemisphere, where security and stability are constantly threatened by drug-financed terrorist uprisings, anti-American governments, endemic poverty and recurrent natural disasters…. Current situation: Access to Colombia will continue its strategic partnership with the United States. Close security cooperation also offers the potential for broad-spectrum operations throughout South America to reduce the ability to fight narcotics. Palanquero is without a doubt the best place to invest in infrastructure development in Colombia. its central location is within reach of Andean Ridge against areas of narco-terrorist operations; The excellent runway and existing airfield facilities will reduce construction costs; its isolation maximizes operational security (OPSEC) and force protection and minimizes the military profile of the United States. The intention to use as much of existing infrastructure as possible, to improve the ability of the United States to respond quickly to crises and to ensure regional access and presence at minimal cost…. Effects, if not expected: … The non-funding of this project will limit USSOUTHCOM to four other LSCs, limited to air assistance to anti-drug missions, and to two other locations that are not limited in the mission but are too far away to meet the mission requirements in the AOR. …

A presence will also increase our intelligence, surveillance and education (SRI) capacity, improve global reach, support logistical needs, improve partnerships, improve cooperation in the field of theatrical security and increase the ability to wage an expedition war. “The United States is Colombia`s main strategic partner,” the Secretary of Defense said. “Colombia-U.S. bilateral relations have historically been marked by strong friendships and cooperation on many fronts.” 2 “A Guide to the United States` History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Colombia,” Office of the Historian, U.S.