That deadly raid was part of a growing U.S. effort to intercept drug shipments in and out of Honduras, which has become a hub of cocaine traffic in recent years. And despite the unjustified killings of civilians and the bad publicity, officials are liking what they’re seeing.
“In the first four months of this year, I’d say we actually have gotten it together across the military, law enforcement and developmental communities,” William R. Brownfield, the assistant secretary of state for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs told the New York Times.
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