May 4, 2017
ADMIRAL ZUKUNFT MEETS WITH NOBEL PEACE PRIZE recipient, PRESIDENT JUAN SANTOS
Adm. Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard met with President Santos and government officials in Bogota, alongside U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker and Vice Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield. The Coast Guard and the U.S., writ-large, cannot defeat the threat of Transnational Criminal Organizations alone. President Santos is committed to make progress on this front through crop substitution and eradication, part of a 5-point plan that will require years and resources – and a commitment nonetheless after striking a peace accord in a conflict that has raged for more than 50 years.