This study examines the relationship between internal security forces and sub-state political violence. The author looks at how civil conflict is shaped by both the quantity and quality of ISFs, and the need for an interagency approach in building security capacity, including government, military, peacekeeping, and law enforcement training.
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This study focuses on security at the U.S. Southwest border, and begins with a broad view of border region issues before narrowing its focus to security and how DoD can support a whole of government approach to border security. The authors examined the border region from various perspectives and applied selected tools of anthropology, physical and cultural geography, and military doctrine.