The Semi-Submersible Network
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEFENSE ANALYSIS DEPT
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This is a qualitative and quantitative study of the semi-submersible drug-trafficking network operating out of Colombias Pacific coast. The study combines both of these approaches to provide strategic options for kinetic, non-kinetic, and combined operations for commanders to use to disrupt or destroy this network. Empirical historical data provide the qualitative information essential to understanding the present-day situation. The quantitative data are a combination of geospatial analysis, link analysis, social network analysis, and temporal analysis. Altogether, these analyses paint a picture of the main source of revenue for the FARC. Open-source intelligence was used for all of the analyses, which when combined with other forms of intelligence, may illuminate the network and portray it in a new light.
- Government and Political Science
- Sociology and Law
- Submarine Engineering
- Unconventional Warfare