Operational Design and Convergent Threats: A Comparison Case Study of Plan Colombia and Afghanistan Aimed to Enhance the Fight Against Narcotic-Funded Insurgencies [open pdf - 2MB]
From the thesis abstract: "Due to the parallels between Colombia and Afghanistan facing narcotic funded insurgencies, Colombia offers insights into Afghanistan's future. The monograph compares case studies of campaigns in Colombia and Afghanistan. These case studies locate empirical, circumstantial, and anecdotal data through an ends, ways, and means framework that links areas of joint and interagency design theory to increased effectiveness opposing the convergence of crime, insurgency, and impunity. The monograph concludes with recommendations to increase the use of effective elements from campaigns in Colombia and Afghanistan in any further efforts against narcotic-funded insurgencies."
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