“Biden to Tap Colombia As Next Major Non-NATO Ally” –Defense One

The crews of U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) and the Colombian navy OPV-80 offshore patrol vessel ARC Victoria (PZE-48) conduct passing exercises in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Dec. 4, 2021. The U.S. and Columbia have signed agreements on trade, environmental protection, asset sharing, chemical control, ship-boardings, renewable and clean energy, science and technology, and civil aviation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Shannon Kearney)

Defense One reports that it appears Colombia will soon become the US’s third “major non-NATO ally” in South America (after Argentina and Brazil).

“Colombia will bring the total to 19 countries that get access to increased collaboration on the development of defense technologies; privileged access to the U.S. defense industry; increased joint military exchanges, exercises, and training; special access to military equipment financing; and more.

The other major non-NATO allies are Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Tunisia.”

What major non-NATO ally means is explained here.

I am a bit surprised Chile and Mexico are not on the list. Maybe time to remove Afghanistan from the list.

8 thoughts on ““Biden to Tap Colombia As Next Major Non-NATO Ally” –Defense One

  1. Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Tunisia.

    Well Afghanistan is about to be removed and replaced by Colombia. Actually surprised that Pakistan is still on the list, considering the relationship we’re building with India.

    • The “India” question is likely to change, after India announced it’s going to be buying it Crude Oil from Russia, as Russia just announced it slashing it’s prices to near rock bottom prices…

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