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Accession Number ADA574227
Title Semi-Submersible Network.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 105p
Personal Author A. Hernandez M. Escobar R. A. Galeano
Abstract This is a qualitative and quantitative study of the semi-submersible drug-trafficking network operating out of Colombia's 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.
Keywords Coast guard
Coastal regions
Cocaine
Colombia
Counterinsurgency
Countermeasures
Criminals
Drug smuggling
Eln(National liberation army)
Farc(Fuerzas armadas revolucionarias de colombia)
Finance
Government(Foreign)
History
Insurgency
Linkages
Military forces(Foreign)
Networks
Organizations
Pacific ocean
Rivers
Semi-submersible network
Submersibles
Targeting
Terrorists
Theses


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
92C - Social Concerns
47 - Ocean Sciences & Technology
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Defense Analysis Dept.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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