Colombian Armed Forces Increase by 146,000 Men from 2001 to 2012

By Geraldine Cook
May 29, 2012

The Colombian Military and police increased from 300,000 to 446,000 men between 2001 and 2012, and they will have a budget of nearly 23.2 trillion pesos (around 12.9 billion dollars) this year for their work, President Juan Manuel Santos stressed on May 23.