Posts Tagged ‘organized crime’

IAP 14W (November 2014) Strategic Approach to Combat Transnational Organized Crime

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

This paper looks at the disjointed efforts, a lack of understanding, and limited motivation to participate that characterize the current state of affairs on combating transnational organized crime, and examines approaches to better address this issue. The authors discuss whole-of-government and partner-nation efforts to combat transnational organized crime.


CCO Publishes Book on Illicit Networks

Friday, April 5th, 2013

The Center for Complex Operations recently published an edited volume addressing illicit networks and U.S. national security. Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization explores many aspects of transnational organized crime…


IAS-001 (December 2012) U.S. Southwest Border Security

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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.


InterAgency Journal 3-4 (Special Edition)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

This special edition of the InterAgency Journal focuses on Southwest Border Security…


IAP 10W (September 2012) Domestic Security Cooperation: A Unified Approach to Homeland Security and Defense

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Using a capabilities-based assessment model as a guide, this paper examines the current operational capabilities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and NORTHCOM. The analysis highlights the capabilities required to combat current and future threats along the southwest border and identifies the gaps between existing and required capabilities.


CCO Hosts Dialogue on Combating Crime-Terror Pipelines

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

The U.S. Department of State recently hosted a dialogue on combating crime-terror pipelines. The event was hosted at the Center for Complex Operations in partnership with National Defense University and the Departments of State and Defense…


State, SOCOM Partner to Counter Cyberterrorism

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

The State Department and United States Special Operations Command have undertaken a new counterterrorism mission that focuses on the relationships between organized crime, political or ideological extremism, and terrorism. The new mission includes countercyberterrorism efforts…


JIATF-South, Multinational Efforts Target Transnational Organized Crime

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Joint Interagency Task Force South recently participated in a U.S., European, and western hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus…