REINFORCEMENTS

Colombian Commandoes in Afghanistan

Send in the cavalry. Battled-tested elite Colombian Commandoes are on their way to Afghanistan to help in the war against the Taliban. Speaking to CBS News, the top Colombian general explained that the commandoes are being sent as a favor to the U.S. for all the military aid it provided against the FARC. Several observers describe the Colombian special forces as among the finest in the world, adept at striking "targets deep in the jungle, destroying drug labs and taking out the top drug lords." Despite the favor, Colombia itself is far from completely stable, and has yet to put down the FARC insurgency which has lasted 45 years. Just this week, Colombia accused Venezuela of providing the FARC with heavy weaponry bought from Sweden.