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Unfortunately, for now, this debate has been resolved in the wrong direction: on March 13, the Colombian Congress passed a constitutional reform containing a "command responsibility" definition for army officers that is inconsistent with international law. This post reviews the background and lead-up to this development.

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The Army is composed of 180,000 personnel in seven infantry divisions and a number of special units, compared to 23,000 in the Navy and 10,000 in the Air Force. 1 The 160,000-man Colombian National Police (CNP) is part of the Ministry of Defense and works with the Army in its internal-security role against the paramilitaries. However, the CNP is not considered part of the armed forces.

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ia National Guard Maj. Angel Pastrana is serving as a bilateral affairs officer for U.S. Southern Command at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, after graduating from the Spanish-immersive Command and General Staff College course at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in Fort Benning, Georgia.

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The retired general, who commanded the army between 2006 and 2008, is the highest-ranking military officer to face accountability in the scandal that continues to …

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The new orders have sent a chill down the ranks of the army. Colombia's military remains under investigation for the series of illegal killings in the mid-2000s, known as "false positives ...

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During 2000 and 2001, Mo Mowlam (the minister in charge of the government's drug program), as well as high-end British army officers, made official visits to Colombia. In 2003, the Guardian revealed that Britain was training Colombia's counter-guerrilla high mountain units, helping to configure Colombia's intelligence infrastructure, and ...

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Pastrana comes from a family with a history serving in the military, and his father and grandfather urged him to follow suit. "My grandfather served and fought in World War II. When I graduated high school, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life. My dad served in the Army too. They both recommended the military," said Pastrana.

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The result was a massacre. With over 100 hostages still inside, the military began shelling the building—starting a fire that would ultimately kill nearly everyone inside. Over the course of 28 hours, the Palace of Justice was reduced to rubble. But the worst part came when the army finally entered the Palace's wreckage.

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105 According to López, Ulloa's wife brought a civil suit against the state charging that her husband was killed by the army. Letter from Carlos David López to the Attorney General, December 7 ...

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A ia police officer accused of pepper-spraying a Black and Latino military officer and forcing him to the ground in December has been fired, the Town of Windsor said in a statement.

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The Colombian unit most closely resembling the U.S. Army Rangers is the Agrupación de Lanceros (AGLAN, pronounced Ag-Lan). Commonly referred to as the Lanceros, the group is made up of five fifty-man companies, lettered A through E.In each company is a squad of scout snipers and there is a separate reconnaissance element in the battalion headquarters. 4 The first companies were formed in …

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The National Army of Colombia (Spanish: Ejército Nacional de Colombia) is the land warfare service branch of the Military Forces of Colombia.With over 361,420 active personnel as of 2020, it is the largest and oldest service branch in Colombia, and the third largest army in the Americas after Brazil and the United States.. It is headed by the Commander of the National Army (Comandante del ...

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The Military Forces of Colombia (Spanish: Fuerzas Militares de Colombia) are the unified armed forces of the Republic of Colombia.They consist of the Colombian Army, the Colombian Navy and the Colombian Air Force.The National Police of Colombia, although technically not part of the military, is controlled and administered by the Ministry of National Defence, and national conscription also ...

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Colombia's military presented Otoniel to the media on Saturday evening bound handcuffs and wearing rubber boots preferred by rural farmers, and he has since been transported to Bogota to await trial.