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Posted: 12/22/2001 4:13:29 PM EDT
I saw a reference to this in another thread. What exactly is it?
Link Posted: 12/22/2001 4:16:40 PM EDT
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 4:17:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2001 4:15:26 PM EDT 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 4:19:38 PM EDT
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 5:12:17 PM EDT
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 5:15:15 PM EDT
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 5:18:01 PM EDT
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 2:43:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 2:57:16 AM EDT
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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