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Strategic Implications of Human Trafficking   [open pdf - 2MB]

"There is a problem known as human trafficking that could have a direct effect on America's national security. Human trafficking involves various forms of human enslavement for prostitution and other forms of exploitation, including false promises of jobs and marriage opportunities for outrageous fees. The history of human trafficking is long and varied, but reasons why humans are trafficked remain relatively constant. The numbers involved in trafficking, and the revenue generated each year are staggering. There are a number of initiatives and activities in recent years focusing on the fight against human trafficking, both at the bilateral and multilateral levels. It is well documented that monies generated through the illegal trafficking of humans finds its way into the hands of drug lords. We know that drug monies support terrorist activities around the world. Therefore, the revenue generated by trafficking of persons support terrorism on some level and thus, human trafficking directly threatens the National Security of the United States."

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2005-03-18
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