Theses and Dissertations
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THE POWER BEHIND TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS: AN INSIDE LOOK AT MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL NETWORKS
(Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2018-12)
The ongoing drug epidemic fueled by Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) is a matter of national interest that the current presidential administration has addressed in its 2017 National Security Strategy. ...
Looking up: conditions for insurgent airpower in unconventional warfare
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-12)
Unconventional warfare (UW) is an operational concept the United States utilizes to enable resistance movements or insurgencies to coerce or overthrow a government or occupying power. The concept has historically involved ...
Assessing the strategic utility of the High North: the colder war
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-12)
Russia's current policy and associated expansion in the High North directly contrast the United States' weak Arctic policy. To secure its objectives in the Arctic, the United States—which has constrained diplomatic, military ...
American Service New National Service for the United States
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-12)
Numerous Americans fear that their way of life is at riska risk that is generated as American society grows increasingly diverse. To strengthen the bonds of a great nation, this thesis describes how national service, or ...
Foreign military sales: a financial analysis and assessment of the administrative surcharge rate
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2011-06)
This study addresses a request by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to assess the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) administrative surcharge rate and identify relevant cost drivers. The DSCA operates on a no-profit, ...
The theory of dark network design
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2010-12)
This study presents a theory of dark network design and answers two fundamental questions about illuminating and interdicting dark networks: how are they configured and how are they vulnerable? We define dark networks as ...
An adaptive security construct: insurgency in Sudan
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-12)
Internal wars are by default the business of others, until someone says they are not. Artificially contained within the confines of the current international system, insurgent conflicts are considered domestic affairs ...
Personnel recovery operations for special operations forces in urban environments modeling successful overt and clandestine methods of recovery
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004-06)
This thesis presents two prescriptive models for approaching challenges to special operations forces with regard to personnel recovery in an urban environment. It begins by developing a model for overt recovery methods, ...
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