WOLA Senior Fellow George Withers was quoted in The New York Times on Sunday in an article on creation of a new U.S. military command in Africa and changes in the U.S. military role in Latin America.
Withers is quoted as saying that placing the U.S. Southern Command in a coordinating role on civilian issues like corruption, poverty and crime can erode authority from other areas of government, such as the State Department.
This year, WOLA and two partner organizations, the Latin American Working Group Education Fund and the Center for International Policy, published a report on how the military has undermined civilian control over aspects of U.S. foreign policy in Latin America. To read that report, click here .
To read the article in yesterday’s New York Times, click here .