ABSTRACT

Business of War: How Criminal Organizations Perpetuate Conflict and What to Do about It   [open pdf - 864KB]

"It is now a mantra that building local institutions is essential to winning the counterinsurgency (COIN) fight. The host nation must exercise sovereignty and provide necessary security and services to its citizens. However, institution building requires more than a focus on governance and capacity development programs. The criminal structures that commonly arise during war economies inhibit the proper growth of state institutions, limiting the state's ability to defeat insurgencies. The military should provide support for law enforcement activities that attack such organizations and tip the balance in favor of honest officials and more productive institutional development."

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2009-03
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Public Domain
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U.S. Army Combined Arms Center: http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/index.asp
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application/pdf
Source:
Colloquium (March 2009), v.2 no.1
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