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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
Drug smuggling
Eln(National liberation army)
Farc(Fuerzas armadas revolucionarias de colombia)
Military forces(Foreign)
Pacific ocean
Semi-submersible network

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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