Accession Number : ADA614043


Title :   Attacking Transnational Organized Criminal Networks: Applying Principles of Irregular Warfare to an Emerging Salient Threat


Descriptive Note : SAMS mongraph rept. Jan-Dec 2014


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Brackin, Steven T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a614043.pdf


Report Date : 04 Dec 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 72


Abstract : While the 2011 Department of Defense Counternarcotics and Global Threats Strategy (DoD CN&GT Strategy) acknowledges the complexity of the strategic environment and provides an expanded interpretation of its existing authorities that allows for the integration of unique DoD competencies within a whole-of-government approach, it foregoes the opportunity to articulate a theory of action and instead repackages objectives from national level strategies within the scope of DoD capabilities. Through an exploration of theories of irregular warfare (IW) and competing cultural tendencies within the DoD, this monograph seeks to offer a theory of action that underwrites an alternative approach to combating TCOs to integrate more effectively tactical actions in time, space, and purpose with national strategic aims. Considering the many structural parallels between insurgent organizations and TCOs, it is likely that theories of IW will have indirect, if not direct, application to contemporary efforts to confront TCOs. With the intent of discerning certain of these relevant aspects, this monograph examines two important IW theories - Nathan Leites' and Charles Wolf's supply-side approach to COIN and Dr. Geoff Demarest's consideration of the utility of anonymity. Furthermore, the author attempts to conceptualize Dr. Demarest's ideas within a behavioral economic model in an effort to integrate his complementing theory with Leites' and Wolf's rational actor framework.


Descriptors :   *CRIMINOLOGY , *DRUG INTERDICTION , *LAW ENFORCEMENT , BEHAVIOR , CULTURE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , ECONOMIC MODELS , ENVIRONMENTS , GLOBAL , INSURGENCY , NETWORKS , ORGANIZATIONS , SECURITY , STRATEGY , THEORY , THREATS , UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE