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dc.contributor.advisorPorch, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorPaquin, Keith R.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:42:42Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:42:42Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4685
dc.description.abstractColombia is the largest recipient of U.S. monetary and military aid in Latin America. As the U.S. enters its sixth year in the war on terror, the U.S Navy has a unique opportunity to support Colombia and redefine maritime security operations. This thesis will discuss shifting conventional naval forces away from traditional roles into the realm of irregular warfare. With the creation of Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, the Navy has an irregular warfare force capable of conducting Foreign Internal Defense (FID). This force, if deployed to Colombia, would re-energize not only U.S. efforts to combat the war on drugs, but also simultaneously support Colombian efforts in counter-insurgency. By analyzing policy, doctrine, and conventional naval forces, this thesis will emphasize the need to expand the role of the U. S. Navy to include FID, thereby reducing the operational burdens of U.S. Special Forces. With three to five years of dedicated emphasis on irregular warfare, the U.S. Navy will have the capability to execute FID in Colombia. This shift to irregular warfare will build Colombian capacity, enhance regional maritime security, combat drugs, and help to fight insurgency in Colombia.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/useofconventiona109454685
dc.format.extentxii, 59 p. : ill. (some col., 2 col maps) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshInsurgencyen_US
dc.titleUse of conventional U.S. Naval Forces to conduct FID in Colombiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderStoker, Donald
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc425960851
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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