Whole of Government Approach to Transnational Organized Crime: Where and How Does the Military Fit In?
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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Transnational crime is a recognized threat to national security, mostly due to their relation to terrorist organizations. The President has called for a Whole of Government approach to combatting the threat from Transnational Organized Crime TOC. The Strategy written in 2011 illustrates the differences of TOCs in the different geo-political regions, however, it does not illustrate in detail the varying degrees of influence the military, and specifically the Army, will have in each of these regions, as a part of the whole of government principle. The focus of this study is on identifying the role of the Army in combatting TOC. It will identify the role of the TOC in the growth of terrorist organizations, and identify when is the best time to affect criminal organizations to protect our national interests.
- Government and Political Science
- Sociology and Law
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics