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The semi-submersible network

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Authors
Hernandez, Armando
Galeano, Rick
Escobar, Mario
Subjects
Colombia
FARC
and Semi-Submersibles
Advisors
Everton, Sean
Roberts, Nancy
Date of Issue
2012-12
Date
Dec-12
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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This is a qualitative and quantitative study of the semi-submersible network operating out of the southwestern portion of Colombia. This study combines both of these aspects to provide strategic options for kinetic, non-kinetic, and a combination of both measures for commanders to use to disrupt or destroy this network. Empirical historical data provide the qualitative information essential to understanding the present-day situation. The quantitative data are a combination of geo-spatial analysis, link analysis, social network analysis, and temporal analysis. Together, these paint a picture of the main source of revenue for the FARC. Open-source intelligence was used for all of the analysis which, when combined with other forms of intelligence, may illuminate the network and portray it in a new light.
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Defense Analysis (DA)
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