While on an eleven day tour of
Pakistan, NDCF extensively toured Kashmir to note the alarmingly
huge drug production in the region known as the "Golden
Crescent"; also reviewed by staff members was the ethnic
and religious turmoil in the same region, and the Soviet sale
of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons to Iran, India and
visited the Philippines to get a first-hand view of
the political, economical, and social problems facing
that country; the NDCF group advised Fidel Ramos on
using certain election techniques; NDCF spoke with military,
business, religious and political leaders so that the
true facts of the current situation could surface here
touring Panama, NDCF paid particular attention to the
state of the canal that is so vital to that country's
economy; also noticed and discussed where the riots
were taking place and the incredible drug problem the
country has. These and other pertinent issues were discussed
with the Vice-President of Panama, as well as the U.S.
Ambassador, and the Administrator of the Panama Canal
to the Special Operations command in Tampa, Florida
to exchange ideas on the military's role in the Drug
South Korea to discuss continued North Korean aggression and
the North Korean Nuclear Weapons Program. NDCF also traveled
to the Philippines to meet with President Fidel Ramos to discuss
issues ranging from continued U.S. military access to energy
and environmental problems; talked to vice-president Erap Estrada
about the Drug War.
exciting academic research trip to war-ravaged Peru looked at
the "Shining Path" guerrilla group and how they, the
MRTA guerrilla group and the Drug Lords have been destroying
medicine into El Salvador for NDCF's fifth annual Christmas
Featured In/Quoted In:
The Washington Times, "Hidden
Conflict in Kashmir" by Major Andy Messing
The Washington Times, "The Continuing Revolution"
by Major Andy Messing
The Washington Times, "Drug Abuse at Work"
by Mr. Stuart Rosenthal
The Washington Times, "Changing Face of Panama"
by Major Andy Messing
The Washington Times, "Inconsistencies of the War
on Drugs" by Major Andy Messing
The Washington Post, "The Battle in Cocaine Valley"
by Rowland Evans and Robert Novak
/ Public Policy Making:
President Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle, Governor Sununu,
Mr. Lee Atwater and others at the White House to discuss three
issues: 1) Unwarranted dismantling of the Department of Defense,
2) The Former Soviet Union's military-industrial complex is
still very powerful and dangerous despite the breakup of that
country and 3) Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Proliferation.
Vice President Dan Quayle and Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney
to advise them it was an unwise move to cut 500,000 in active
duty and reserve units; also discussed the chemical and biological
weapons problem and Special Operations in Peru.
On 31 July,
hosted a seminar for the top Special Forces Operations and Anti-Drug
experts in U.S. and Canada; Dr. John Waghelstein of the U.S.
Naval War College was the featured speaker.
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