Accession Number:

ADA390579

Title:

Combating Transnational Organized Crime: An Emerging Special Operations Mission

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-03-02

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Transnational Organized Crime abides by no known laws, respects no international boundaries, and has the ability to topple nation-states. Allied forces trained by U.S. Special Operations Forces battle enterprising organized criminal forces around the world today. On-going governmental analysis explores the strategic implications of transnational organized crime, validating the need for the United States to employ all elements of national power against this threat. Synergistically employed, each element serves to protect our national security and our national interest. Current and proposed strategic concepts, policies, presidential decision directives, and a reluctant use of our military forces all give evidence of our attempts to address this transnational organized criminal threat. A coherent National Security Strategy and a National Military Strategy citing increased military options are giving rise to an emerging Special Operations Forces mission.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE