Accession Number : ADA521799


Title :   Strategic Thinking: A Proposal to Reduce Violence in El Salvador


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Rivas, J M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a521799.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The ever increasing intensity of gang violence in El Salvador carried out by Maras poses a significant threat to national and regional security and if left unchecked, will continue to negatively influence the long term peace and prosperity of the Nation. This uncontrolled phenomenon has evolved into an enormous network of organized crime with transnational character reaching organizational levels, which has implemented an array of different techniques designed to obtain money and recruit new members. The problem of Maras in El Salvador is a situation that is overflowing into Public Security and requires forceful answers from State government; however, current implemented policies are not as effective as intended. The failure to establish opportune and effective strategies by Government centric Public Security institutions supported by other state institutions will continue to negatively influence the long term peace, prosperity and collective potential of the nation and its viability within the region and international community.


Descriptors :   *EL SALVADOR , *CRIMINALS , *SECURITY , COMMUNITIES , INTERNATIONAL , STRATEGY , ORGANIZATIONS , POLICIES , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN)


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE