ABC News | 8/31/2009 12:00:00 AM
U.S. Applies Colombia Antidrug Lessons to Afghanistan
Aug 31--As the United States retools its counternarcotics strategy in Afghanistan, officials are looking to Colombia for lessons.
The parallels have led to calls for exporting elements of the nearly decade-old "Plan Colombia," the US-funded antinarcotics effort, to Afghanistan. Critics are wary. But it seems that, at least at the outset, the US is learning as much from its mistakes as from its successes in South America.
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