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Last Updated:6/1/07
U.S. Aid to Colombia Since 1997: Summary Tables

Military and Police Assistance Programs
(millions of dollars; numbers underlined and italicized are estimates taken by averaging previous two years)
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
2004
2005
2006
2007, estimate 2008, request
International Narcotics Control (INC)
State Department-managed counter-drug arms transfers, training, and services
31.5 58.3 197.9 666.25 42.4 0 0 0
0
0
0 0
"Andean Counterdrug Initiative"
Basically the same as INC above, but separated out for the Andes
0 0 0 0 0 253.0 433.5
332.6
336.1
382.7
366.4 367.0
Foreign Military Financing (FMF)
Grants for defense articles, training and services
30 0 0.4 0.0 4.5 0 17.1 98.5 99.2 89.1 89.1 78.0
International Military Education and Training (IMET)
Training, usually not counter-drug
0 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.2
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7 1.5
"Section 1004"
Authority to use the defense budget for some types of counter-drug aid
10.3 11.8 35.9 68.7 188.3 117.3 164.8
181.4
155.3
152.6
152.6 152.6
"Section 1033"
Authority to use the defense budget to provide riverine counter-drug aid to Colombia
0 2.2 13.5 7.2 Included with above
Emergency Drawdowns
Presidential authority to grant counter-drug equipment from U.S. arsenal
14.2 41.1 58 0 0 0 0
0
0
0
0 0
Antiterrorism Assistance (NADR/ATA)
Grants for anti-terrorism defense articles, training and services
0 0 0 0 ? 25.0 3.3
0
5.1
5.2
5.2 3.3
Demining (NADR/HD)
Grants for landmine removal
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
0
0.3
0.3 0
Small Arms / Light Weapons (NADR/SALW)
Grants to assist in halting trafficking in small arms
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
0
0
0 0.4
Counter-Terror Fellowship Program (CTFP)
Grants for training in counter-terrorism through a Defense Department program established in 2002
0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
0.5
0.3
0.3
0.3 0.3
Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS)
Grants for education in defense management at a Defense-Department school in Washington
0 0 0 0.1 0.2 0 0.2
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.2 0.2
Excess Defense Articles (EDA)
Authority to transfer "excess" equipment
0.1 0 0 0.4 0.5 2.4 3.4
0
0
0.1
0.1 0.1
Discretionary Funds from the Office of National Drug Control Policy 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
0
0
0 0
Subtotal 86.6 114.3 306.6 743.6 236.9 398.9 624.4 614.8 597.8 632.2 615.9

603.4

Percentage of total 100% 99.6% 97.2% 76.3% 99.4% 77.5% 82.0% 82.0% 81.6% 82.7% 82.3% 81.2%
   
Economic and Social Assistance Programs
(millions of dollars)
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
2004
2005
2006 2007, estimate 2008, request
International Narcotics Control (INC)
State Department-managed counter-drug arms transfers, training, and services
0 0.5 5.8 225.1 1.4   0
0
0
0
0 0
"Andean Counterdrug Initiative"
Basically the same as INC above, but separated out for the Andes
0 0 0
0
0
115.5 136.7
134.5
131.3
129.2
129.2 0
Economic Support Funds (ESF)
Transfers to the recipient government
0 0 3.0 4.0 0 0 0
0
0
0
0 139.5
P.L. 480 "Food for Peace"
Humanitarian deliveries of food
0 0 0 2.3 0 0 0
0
3.4
3.0
3.0 0
Subtotal 0 0.5 8.8 231.4 1.4 115.5 136.7
134.5
134.7
132.2
132.2 139.5
Percentage of total 0% 0.4% 2.8% 23.7% 0.6% 22.5% 18.0% 18.0% 18.4% 17.3% 17.7% 18.8%
       
Grand Total 86.6 114.8 315.4 975.0 240.2 516.2 760.7 690.1 777.2 733.8 756.5 751.3

Sources:

International Narcotics Control:
1997: United States, Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Congressional Presentation (Washington: Department of State: March 1998): 32.
1998: United States, Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Congressional Presentation (Washington: Department of State: March 1999): 27.
1999: United States, Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Congressional Presentation (Washington: Department of State: March 2000): 34 <http://www.state.gov/www/global/narcotics_law/fy2001_budget/latin_america.html>.
2000: United States, Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Congressional Justification (Washington: Department of State: April 2001): 30 <http://www.state.gov/g/inl/rls/rpt/cbj/fy2002/index.cfm?docid=3701>.
United States Congress, Conference Report 106-701 on H.R. 3908, June 29, 2000 <http://ciponline.org/colombia/confrept.pdf>.
2001: United States, Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Fiscal Year 2003 Budget Congressional Justification (Washington: Department of State: April 2002) <http://www.state.gov/g/inl/rls/rpt/cbj/fy2003/>.
2002: United States, Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Congressional Justification (Washington: Department of State: June 2003) <http://www.state.gov/g/inl/rls/rpt/cbj/fy2004/>.
2003: United States, Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Congressional Justification (Washington: Department of State: April 2004) <http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/rpt/cbj/fy2005/>.
2004: United States, Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Congressional Justification (Washington: Department of State: April 2005) <http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/rpt/cbj/fy2006/>.
2005: United States, Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Congressional Justification (Washington: Department of State: April 2006) <http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/rpt/cbj/fy2007/>.
"Andean Counterdrug Initiative," Information sheet distributed to congressional appropriators from State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, May 2006.

2006-8: United States, Department of State, FY 2008 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2007) <http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/80701.pdf>.
Foreign Military Financing:
1997: United States, General Accounting Office, "Drug Control: U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Colombia Face Continuing Challenges," GAO/NSIAD-98-60 (Washington: GAO, February 12, 1998) <http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/useftp.cgi?IPaddress=waisback.access.gpo.gov&filename=ns98060.txt&directory=/diskb/wais/data/gao>.
1999: United States, Department of Defense, Department of State, Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest in Fiscal Years 1999 and 2000: A Report to Congress (Washington: March 2000) <http://www.state.gov/www/global/arms/fmtrain/toc.html>.
2000: United States, Department of State, Department of Defense, Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest In Fiscal years 2000 and 2001, Volume I (Washington: March 2001) <http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/2001/fmtrpt/>.
2002: United States, Department of State, FY 2004 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2003) <http://www.state.gov/m/rm/rls/cbj/2004/>.
2003 supplemental: Statement of Jess T. Ford, Director, International Affairs and Trade, General Accounting Office, United States Congress, Financial and Management Challenges Continue to Complicate Efforts to Reduce Illicit Drug Activities in Colombia, GAO-03-820T (Washington: GAO, June 3, 2003) <http://www.gao.gov/docdblite/getrpt.php?rptno=GAO-03-820T>.
2003: United States, Department of State, FY 2005 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2003) <http://www.state.gov/m/rm/rls/cbj/2005/>.
2004: United States, Department of State, FY 2006 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2004) <http://www.state.gov/m/rm/rls/cbj/2006/>.
2005: United States, Department of State, Fiscal Year 2007 International Affairs (Function 150) Budget Request Summary and Highlights (Washington: Department of State, February 2006) <http://www.state.gov/s/d/rm/rls/iab/2007/>.
2006-8: United States, Department of State, FY 2008 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2007) <http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/80701.pdf>.
International Military Education and Training:
1997: United States, Department of State, Office of Resources, Plans and Policy, Congressional Presentation for Foreign Operations, Fiscal Year 1999 (Washington: March 1998): 1013.
1998: United States, Department of State, Office of Resources, Plans and Policy, Congressional Presentation for Foreign Operations, Fiscal Year 2000 (Washington: March 1999): 1106-9.
1999: United States, Department of State, Office of Resources, Plans and Policy, Congressional Presentation for Foreign Operations, Fiscal Year 2001 (Washington: March 2000). <http://www.state.gov/www/budget/fy2001/fn150/forops_full/150fy01_fo_military-asst.html>.
2000: United States, Department of State, Office of Resources, Plans and Policy, Congressional Presentation for Foreign Operations, Fiscal Year 2002 (Washington: April 2001) <http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/3961.pdf>.
2001: United States, Department of State, FY 2003 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, April 15, 2002) <http://www.state.gov/m/rm/rls/cbj/2003/>.
2002: United States, Department of State, FY 2004 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2003) <http://www.state.gov/m/rm/rls/cbj/2004/>.
2003: United States, Department of State, FY 2005 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2003) <http://www.state.gov/m/rm/rls/cbj/2005/>.
2004: United States, Department of State, FY 2006 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2004) <http://www.state.gov/m/rm/rls/cbj/2006/>.
2005: United States, Department of State, Fiscal Year 2007 International Affairs (Function 150) Budget Request Summary and Highlights (Washington: Department of State, February 2006) <http://www.state.gov/s/d/rm/rls/iab/2007/>.
2006-8: United States, Department of State, FY 2008 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2007) <http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/80701.pdf>.
Emergency Drawdowns:
1997: United States, Department of State, "Summary Sheet," fax document, September 16, 1997.
1998: United States, Department of State, "Memorandum of Justification for use of Section 506(a)(2) special authority to draw down articles, services, and military education and training," September 15, 1998.
1999: United States, White House, "Draft Working Document: FY99 506(a)(2) Drawdown List Requested Items," Memorandum, September 30, 1999.
"Section 1004":
1997: H. Allen Holmes, coordinator for drug enforcement policy and support, United States Department of Defense, letter in response to congressional inquiry, Jan. 23, 1998.
1998: Ana Maria Salazar, deputy assistant secretary of defense for drug enforcement policy and support, United States Department of Defense, letter in response to congressional inquiry, Mar. 19, 1999.
1999: United States, Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Drug Enforcement Policy and Support, correspondence with authors, September 21, 2000.
2000: United States, Department of Defense, "Report on Department of Defense Expenditures To Support Foreign Counterdrug Activities", Washington, December 29, 2000.
United States Congress, Conference Report 106-701 on H.R. 3908, June 29, 2000 <http://ciponline.org/colombia/confrept.pdf>.
2001-2006: United States, Department of Defense, response to Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the Center for Public Integrity (Washington: September 12, 2006) <http://www.publicintegrity.org/militaryaid/documents.aspx>
"Section 1033":
1998-2002: same as "Section 1004" above.
Counter-Terror Fellowship Program :
2003-2005: United States, Department of Defense, response to Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the Center for Public Integrity (Washington: July 13, 2006) <http://www.publicintegrity.org/militaryaid/documents.aspx>
Anti-Terrorism Assistance:
United States, White House, Office of Management and Budget, "Technical Language" for supplemental appropriations request (Washington: March 21, 2002): 80 <http://ciponline.org/colombia/02supp_technicallanguage.pdf>.
2003: United States, Department of State, FY 2005 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2004) <http://www.state.gov/m/rm/rls/cbj/2005/>.
2004: United States, Department of State, FY 2006 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2005) <http://www.state.gov/m/rm/rls/cbj/2006/>.
2005: United States, Department of State, Fiscal Year 2007 International Affairs (Function 150) Budget Request Summary and Highlights (Washington: Department of State, February 2006) <http://www.state.gov/s/d/rm/rls/iab/2007/>.
2006-8: United States, Department of State, FY 2008 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2007) <http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/80701.pdf>.
Emergency Drawdowns:Excess Defense Articles:
United States, Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Excess Defense Articles online database <http://www.dsca.osd.mil/home/excess_defense_articles_bbs.htm>.
2003: United States, Department of State, FY 2005 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2003) <http://www.state.gov/m/rm/rls/cbj/2005/>.
2004: United States, Department of State, FY 2006 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2004) <http://www.state.gov/m/rm/rls/cbj/2006/>.
2005: United States, Department of State, Fiscal Year 2007 International Affairs (Function 150) Budget Request Summary and Highlights (Washington: Department of State, February 2006) <http://www.state.gov/s/d/rm/rls/iab/2007/>.
2006-8: United States, Department of State, FY 2008 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations (Washington, DC: Department of State, February 2007) <http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/80701.pdf>.
ONDCP Discretionary Funds:
United States, Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, memo in response to congressional inquiry, February 1998.
Economic and Social Assistance:
1997-2007: Same as "International Narcotics Control" above.

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