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HENRY MEDINA URIBE is Defense Attaché of Colombia in Canada. Previously, he served as Director of the Superior School of War of Colombia. He has worked for the Military Institution of Colombia for 40 years, first as an Officer for Engineers and later as Logistics Officer in the Army. General Medina was an instructor of parachute jumping, a parachutist, a member of the antiguerillas special forces, and a Commander of the Companies of Battalions and of the Logistics Brigade of the Army. He was also Chief of the Planning Office and Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense. General Medina studied at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. In the civil academic field, General Medina obtained the level of economist from Atlantic University at the level of Captain. He has two MBAs, one from the Instituto de Empresas de España and the other from the Florida Institute of Technology.
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Authored by Ambassador Pedro Villagra Delgado, Dr. Luiz Bitencourt, Major General Henry Medina Uribe.
There is a lack of a common view regarding precisely "What is a threat?" and "What is security?" which is the heart of the stability problem in Latin America. These authors acknowledge that the traditional definition of security and threat is no longer completely valid.