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dc.contributor.advisorBorer, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorShaw, Timothy R.
dc.contributor.authorPollio, Anthony F.
dc.dateDecember 2011
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:33:15Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:33:15Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10692
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractImplementing a proactive approach to deny, disrupt, and defeat terrorist networks that threaten U.S. national interests is a critical capability required by the U.S. government. The challenge arising from these threats stems from the semi- and non-permissive environments where U.S. freedom of action is reduced or non-existent. The purpose of this thesis is to propose a system that effectively integrates intelligence and operations in order to conduct a proactive method to global counter-terrorism (CT) operations in these arenas. This system is based on the Network Targeting Cycle- Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, and Analyze (F3EA) utilized by USSOF most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also in the recent past during the conflict in Vietnam and narco-terrorism operations in South America. The scope of this thesis is to examine how the U.S. military can develop a global CT approach using the F3EA process based on an interagency, allied, and host-nation collaborative environment.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/fusionnodesnexts1094510692
dc.format.extentxvi, 87 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNarco-terrorism.en_US
dc.titleFusion nodes: the next step in combating the global terrorist threaten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBlanken, Leo
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorCounter-terrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorFusion Nodeen_US
dc.subject.authorF3EA;en_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceUS Army (USA) authorsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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