Articles by: John Lyndsay-Poland

November 5, 2008

Several high-ranking Colombian army officers recently dismissed over the practice of executing innocent civilians to pump up the army's guerrilla-body-count numbers received military training at the U.S. Army's School of the Americas (SOA). Some of the commanders even served as teachers at the SOA, and despite well-documented abuses, their units continued to receive millions in U.S. military assistance under Plan Colombia.