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Posted: 12/22/2001 3:13:29 PM EST
I saw a reference to this in another thread. What exactly is it?
Link Posted: 12/22/2001 3:16:40 PM EST
A school at Ft. Benning that trains South and Central American military personnel in counter-insurgency operations. I believe it's run by the US Army Special Forces, anybody more in the know than me can feel free to correct me.
Link Posted: 12/22/2001 3:17:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/22/2001 3:15:26 PM EST by SDavid]
Looks like a CIA "training" camp for foreign “freedom fighters” [url]www.patweb.com/soa/index.cfm[/url], but I could be wrong. edited to fix link twice third time's a charm? fourth time?
Link Posted: 12/22/2001 3:19:38 PM EST
Closing the School of the Americas is a cause celebre for leftists, because they blame the training Latin American officers received there for brutal oppression, torture, and murder committed against communists and priests.
Link Posted: 12/22/2001 4:12:17 PM EST
It's been more or less replaced by the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, [url]http://www-benning.army.mil/WHISC/[/url].
Link Posted: 12/22/2001 4:15:15 PM EST
But on the other hand, how come so many of them DO become dictators who maintain power by killing the opposition and rob their countries blind?
Link Posted: 12/22/2001 4:18:01 PM EST
When I was at Benning several years ago, I met several students attending this school. Most were foriegn military officers. I believe most of the cadre were Rangers.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 1:43:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 1:57:16 AM EST
I was down at FT benning in 88 ready to finish up training! i personally seen south american military being trained down there! at the time i did not know about the school of americas then all these years later i found OUT!
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