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Analysis of Drug Trafficking Organization Behavior

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Atkinson, Michael
Kress, Moshe
Szechtman, Roberto
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2015
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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One of USSOUTHCOM's primary missions is to disrupt the flow of drugs from Central and South America to the United States via the southern approaches. Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) use both maritime and air conveyances and use a variety of vessel types to transport the drugs. USSOUTHCOM focuses on an area covering over 15 million square miles, and it has limited search and interdiction assets to effectively support the mission. We are working to develop and apply a methodology for estimating the flow of drugs and vessels out of South America. This information will provide insights to USSOUTHCOM on the relationship between force allocation and the effect on counter-drug operations.
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Operations Research (OR)
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Naval Research Program
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Naval Research Program
Prepared for: USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT, LT Morgan Coleman, USN
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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