The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An Alliance of International by Jennifer L. Hesterman

By Jennifer L. Hesterman

Postmodern worldwide terrorist teams interact sovereign countries asymmetrically with lengthy, sustained campaigns pushed through ideology. more and more, transnational legal companies function with sophistication formerly purely present in multinational organisations. regrettably, either one of those entities can now successfully cover and morph, protecting legislations enforcement and intelligence organizations at nighttime and at the run.

Perhaps extra irritating is the truth that al Qaeda, Hezbollah, FARC, drug cartels, and more and more violent gangs―as good as household teams comparable to the Sovereign Citizens―are now becoming a member of forces. regardless of differing ideologies, they're threatening us in new and provocative methods. The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An Alliance of overseas Drug Cartels, equipped Crime, and Terror teams frames this advanced factor utilizing present examine and real-world examples of ways those entities are sharing wisdom, education, strategies, and―in expanding frequency―joining forces.

Providing coverage makers, protection strategists, legislations enforcement and intelligence brokers, and scholars with new facts of this becoming possibility, this volume:

  • Examines present and destiny threats from overseas and household legal and terror groups
  • Identifies particular situations within which those teams are operating jointly or in parallel to accomplish their goals
  • Discusses the "lifeblood" of contemporary organizations―the cash trail
  • Describes how nefarious teams leverage either conventional investment tools and e-commerce to elevate, shop, movement, and launder money
  • Explores the social networking phenomenon and divulges the way it is the precise clandestine platform for spying, speaking, recruiting, and spreading propaganda
  • Investigates emergent strategies reminiscent of using human shields, and the concentrating on of first responders, faculties, hospitals, and churches

This textual content unearths the customarily left out, misunderstood, or downplayed nexus probability to the U.S.. Proving definitively that such liaisons exist regardless of differing ideologies, the e-book offers a thought-provoking new examine the complexity and phenomena of the terrorist-criminal nexus.

This e-book used to be excerpted within the February/March 2013 factor of The Counter Terrorist.

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The AGOCC was reintroduced in 2008 as part of the Law Enforcement Strategy to Combat International Organized Crime. S. ” In addition to the standard illegal activities committed by organized crime groups such as drug trafficking and money laundering, the AGOCC noted new strategic goals, indicating that groups may attempt to: • Penetrate the energy and other strategic sectors of the economy. • Provide logistical and other support to terrorists, foreign intelligence services, and governments. • Smuggle/traffic people and contraband goods into the United States.

38 DOJ Under the umbrella of INL’s program, DOJ works extensively to develop foreign law enforcement institutions, build the rule of law, and provide resident legal advisors to countries to give them on-the-ground advice on how to best confront transnational threats. S. S. law enforcement agencies participating. Serving as a global model for advancing 30 The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus the common fight against international crime and promoting the rule of law, the ILEA program builds relationships between law enforcement officials, supports democracy in policing operations, and raises the professionalism of officers involved in the fight against crime.

Although a victory for democracy, the demise of communism and the resulting leadership void caused great economic and social chaos allowing for the rise of many organized crime groups. Civil wars are still unresolved, and corruption is widespread. Massive criminal activity is destabilizing an area where nuclear weapons remain deployed, with rumors of “loose nukes” and a viable black market for nuclear material emerging from political upheaval in the region. Understandably, the national security implications of destabilization in this region are worrisome.

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