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September 10, 1989
A secret portion of President Bush's anti-drug program authorizes an expanded role for the U.S. military in the drug war in Latin America, the Washington Post reported. A classified national security directive signed by the President includes new rules of engagement that would authorize U.S. Special Forces to accompany local forces on some narcotics patrols, the report said. However, Latin American specialists noted that regional governments are extremely reluctant to request any U.S.
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July 19, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Clinton is putting a Marine Corps general in charge of U.S. Southern Command--the first time the Army has not headed the command since it was created 50 years ago to coordinate U.S. forces in Latin America. The Pentagon announced that Clinton nominated Lt. Gen. Charles E. Wilhelm, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Atlantic and commanding general of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, to be commander of Southern Command. Wilhelm would be given a fourth star to lead Southern Command.
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June 1, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration, in an effort to close off new smuggling routes used by South American drug traffickers, has drafted plans to expand the use of U.S. troops and military helicopters in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, Bush Administration officials confirmed Sunday. Under one proposal now being circulated by the Administration to lawmakers, about a dozen U.S.
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June 1, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration, in an effort to close off new smuggling routes used by South American drug traffickers, has drafted plans to expand the use of U.S. troops and military helicopters in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, Bush Administration officials confirmed Sunday. Under one proposal now being circulated by the Administration to lawmakers, about a dozen U.S.
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July 19, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Clinton is putting a Marine Corps general in charge of U.S. Southern Command--the first time the Army has not headed the command since it was created 50 years ago to coordinate U.S. forces in Latin America. The Pentagon announced that Clinton nominated Lt. Gen. Charles E. Wilhelm, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Atlantic and commanding general of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, to be commander of Southern Command. Wilhelm would be given a fourth star to lead Southern Command.
NEWS
September 10, 1989
A secret portion of President Bush's anti-drug program authorizes an expanded role for the U.S. military in the drug war in Latin America, the Washington Post reported. A classified national security directive signed by the President includes new rules of engagement that would authorize U.S. Special Forces to accompany local forces on some narcotics patrols, the report said. However, Latin American specialists noted that regional governments are extremely reluctant to request any U.S.
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