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Pentagon to Send Army General to Oversee $1.3bn Colombian Anti-Drug Aid Package

HeadlineAug 30, 2000

The Miami Herald is reporting today that the Pentagon plans to send an Army general to Bogota to oversee part of its $1.3 billion Colombian anti-drug aid package. Brigadier General Keith Huber, Director of Operations at the US Southern Command in Miami, will implement the military portion of the plan. Huber, a one-star general with a twenty-five year career in the army and background in Special Forces, was appointed by Marine General Charles Wilhelm. The US aid package will go primarily to the Colombian military. It includes funds for sixty combat helicopters and military training. President Clinton travels to Cartagena today to deliver the aid package. More on this later in the program.

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