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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:41 PM

US, Peru boost military ties to fight terrorism, drugs

Source: Agence France-Presse

US, Peru boost military ties to fight terrorism, drugs
Posted: 07 October 2012 0550 hrs

LIMA: The United States and Peru are boosting their military ties as they work to step up joint counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism efforts, the country's defence chiefs said Saturday.

"The United States is part of the family of the Americas and we face some common challenges, we face the challenge of terrorism, of drug-trafficking," US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said after meeting with President Ollanta Humala and his counterpart, Pedro Cateriano.

Cateriano echoed Panetta's remarks, adding that Lima and Washington would update their bilateral defense cooperation accord dating back to 1952.

"Our country will do whatever it can to work with our friends here in Peru to provide whatever assistance is necessary in order to make sure that Peru can provide better security and prosperity for this country and can help provide for the security and prosperity of this region," Panetta said, saluting "strategic partner" Lima.

Read more: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/1229932/1/.html

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Judi Lynn Oct 2012 OP
xchrom Oct 2012 #1
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #2
xchrom Oct 2012 #3
Proletariatprincess Oct 2012 #4
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:02 PM

1. Of course - I can't help but ask - price tag$? Nt

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Response to xchrom (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:17 PM

2. Looks as if they're only in the early stages at this point.

As we've seen, the sky can be the limit once they get their foot in the door in another country or continent. Sad.

They'll make up reasons for getting more expensively involved in controlling some other government.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:50 PM

3. An inch = a mile. Nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:21 PM

4. The war on terrorism and the war on drugs are both bogus nonsense....

and military intelligence is an oxymoron, so who knows what this story really means. Peru must be getting a big payoff or it is being coerced or fooled into cooperating with the USA on these so called wars. Panetta's referrence to the US being part of the family of the Americas is less and less true as South American countries continue to distance themselves from Imperialism.

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Response to Proletariatprincess (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:38 PM

5. South America doesn't share his view.That's why they want their own organizations for THEM alone.n/t

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