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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace participates in a ceremony in Bogota, Colombia, Jan. 19, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen Hi-Res Photo | More Photos
Pace Extols Virtues, Success of 'Jointness'
BOGOTA, Colombia, Jan. 20, 2007 – Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recounted yesterday to Colombian military officers his initial doubts about the U.S. military going “joint,” but he said he was firm in his conviction two decades later that the armed forces are better off when fighting together as a team. Pace told students at Colombia's War College that he was a lieutenant colonel when Congress passed the Goldwater-Nichols Act in 1986 mandating joint military operations and he had many questions and concerns at that time.  Story
Counter-drug Efforts May Aid Afghanistan
BOGOTA, Colombia, Jan. 20, 2007 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thanked Colombia’s leaders here yesterday for using their country’s long experience in its counter-drug effort to help the Afghan government fight a similar battle. “I should thank President (Alvaro) Uribe and the entire government here in Colombia for the way that he and his leaders have reached out to (Afghan) President (Hamid) Karzai and his government to provide experience, to provide teams of experts, to go sit and talk with President Karzai and the folks he has working the counter-drug (issue),” Marine Gen. Peter Pace said. “It’s been a very helpful contribution by the Colombian government.” Story
U.S.-Colombian Ties Strengthen Security
BOGOTA, Colombia, Jan. 20, 2007 – The success of relationship between the United States and Colombia is having a direct positive impact on the security and stability of the entire region and hemisphere, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said here yesterday. Pace spoke to reporters at an early-afternoon news conference yesterday, and then he addressed military officers at Colombia’s War College during a subsequent session. In both events, Pace said that the close relationship benefits both countries.  Story
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace participates in a ceremony in Bogota, Colombia, Jan. 19, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen 
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Behind the Colombian and U.S. flags, an Army attache officer greets Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, and his wife Lynne, at the American embassy in Bogota, Colombia, Jan. 19, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen Hi-Res Photo | More photos
Pace Thanks Troops for 'Making a Difference'
BOGOTA, Colombia, Jan. 19, 2007 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today praised U.S. troops serving here, acknowledging the part they have played in helping the Colombian military confront the challenges it faces. Marine Gen. Peter Pace visited about 150 of the almost 500 American troops to thank them for their service and congratulate them on the strides they have helped the Colombians make. Story | More Photos
Pace, Colombian Leaders Address Drug Trafficking, Narcoterrorism
BOGOTA, Colombia, Jan. 19, 2007 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff began a two-day visit to meet with Colombian military and defense leaders to discuss how the U.S. and Colombia can step up their cooperation to better confront drug trafficking and terrorism.  Story
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace greets military and civilian members of the American embassy in Bogota, Colombia. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
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