organized crime


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



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

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



CCO Publishes Book on Illicit Networks

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



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

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.

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



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

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



CCO Hosts Dialogue on Combating Crime-Terror Pipelines

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



State, SOCOM Partner to Counter Cyberterrorism

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...