Interview with Suriname Chief of Defense, Col. Hedwig Gilaard

Interview with Suriname Chief of Defense, Col. Hedwig Gilaard

By Geraldine Cook
April 20, 2011

Suriname was represented at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference, co-hosted by the United States Southern Command and Trinidad and Tobago in February 2011, by their
newly appointed Chief of Defense, Col. Hedwig Gilaard. Diálogo spoke with Col. Gilaard
about the security challenges facing his country and the need for increased regional
cooperation to tackle trans-national threats such as the spread of illicit trafficking
throughout the Caribbean.

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