School Of The Americas

GUESTS: Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer/ Author, School of Assassins (Orbis Books, 1997) Adjunct Professor of Peace Studies, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN Steven M. Schneebaum/ Partner, Patton Boggs, L.L.P. Member, Board of Visitors, School of the Americas Congressional legislation has been introduced to shut down the U.S. Army-run School for the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia. The school, which teaches Latin American soldiers combat skills, began in 1946 as a Latin American Training Center in the Panama Canal Zone. Critics say U.S. dollars are funding a school that is a post-war relic used to train assassins. Defenders of the training ground contend that the school has started to teach democratic values. Join host Ray Suarez for a look at the controversy over the School of the Americas.



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