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U.S., Colombia Look to Expand Military Ties

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U.S., Colombia Look to Expand Military Ties

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U.S., Colombia Look to Expand Military Ties

U.S., Colombia Look to Expand Military Ties

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Colombian President Alvaro Uribe visits Washington, D.C, seeking assurances of continued American military aid. A U.S. program that gives Colombia's armed forces about $10 million a week to help battle drugs and terrorism is due to expire next year. The Bush administration wants to expand U.S. involvement in what it calls the battle against "narco-terrorists." NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.