Paul Angelo is an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and received a Master of Philosophy in Latin American Studies at the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. During a nine-year career as a U.S. naval officer, he deployed three times to Colombia in support of Plan Colombia programs and taught Latin American history and politics courses at the U.S. Naval Academy. He currently resides in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where he researches crime and violence prevention strategies. The views presented in this article are those of the author alone and do not necessarily represent the positions of the U.S. government or the Council on Foreign Relations.