This article examines Plan Colombia, which began as a counternarcotics program in 2000. The U.S. has allocated more than $8 billion to the country via Plan Colombia from 2000 to 2012. The article examines some of the successes of Plan Colombia. Some experts and policymakers have touted Plan Colombia as a model for other countries facing problems with drug trafficking, organized crime, and insurgency. This work focuses on the lessons learned from Plan Colombia and provides a critical perspective of the concept of models.
Rosen, Jonathan D. and Bagley, Bruce M.
"Is Plan Colombia a Model? An Analysis of Counternarcotics Strategies in Colombia,"
Global Security Review: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/gsr/vol1/iss1/4