Accession Number:

ADA574227

Title:

The Semi-Submersible Network

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEFENSE ANALYSIS DEPT

Report Date:

2012-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE