Organizing the Counter Terrorism Unit of the Republic of Mauritius: Using the Main Counterterrorism Agencies of the United States of America as Models
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS
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In response to the rise of terrorism in the South West Indian Ocean and its potential to threaten national stability and security, the government of the Republic of Mauritius recently established a Counter Terrorism Unit CTU under the supervision of the National Counter Terrorism Committee NCTC. This thesis examines the challenges involved in organizing this unit, whose mission is to collect and analyze all terrorism-related intelligence and ultimately disseminate the finished product to the countrys law and order apparatus. Setting up this agency is vital for integrating all national counterterrorism efforts and strategies to combat terrorism. However, this laudable effort to make the Republic of Mauritius more resilient to the threat posed by terrorism will require significant legal and organizational changes. The thesis examines similar organizations in the United States and elsewhere to develop lessons learned and best practices that can be applied in Mauritius. The thesis recommends that Mauritius pool all available resources and bring multiple strands of expertise under one roof in a judicious mix of the states defense, diplomatic, intelligence, and law enforcement capabilities.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Intelligence
- Unconventional Warfare