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dc.contributor.advisorFreeman, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBarria Issa, Cesar A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:44:00Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:44:00Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5048
dc.description.abstractIn the early 1990s, Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) created their own military arms that later evolved into sophisticated paramilitary groups, now engaged in an all-out war against the state and/or anyone who represents an obstacle for their criminal activities. Furthermore, they are not hesitating to use tactics of extreme violence as terrorism to psychologically impact their enemies and those civilians not supporting them. Historically, terrorism related to drugs is new in Mexico but not in Latin America. The illegal drug trade has funded terrorist groups in Peru and Colombia, empowered criminal organizations and caused them to challenge the state's authority. An objective comparison of these cases can teach important lessons and show new paths to follow in the solution of Mexico's costly conflict. This thesis will define: How, where and why are DTO's paramilitary groups opting for terrorism in Mexico. It will outline the proper mechanisms to counter that terrorism. There is a long way to go to win the war on drugs in Mexico, but in order to apply new long term, less direct, and more social-based strategies, it is urgent for the state to set the proper security conditions in the short term.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theuseofterroris109455048
dc.format.extentx, 87 p. ;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.lcshDrug Trafficking Organizationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshmilitary armsen_US
dc.subject.lcshparamilitary groupsen_US
dc.subject.lcshcrimeen_US
dc.subject.lcshorganized crimeen_US
dc.subject.lcshterrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshterrorist groupsen_US
dc.subject.lcshLatin Americaen_US
dc.subject.lcshPeruen_US
dc.subject.lcshColombiaen_US
dc.subject.lcshwar on drugsen_US
dc.titleThe use of terrorism by drug trafficking organizations' paramilitary groups in Mexicoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSepp, Kalev
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorDrug Trafficking Organizationsen_US
dc.subject.authormilitary armsen_US
dc.subject.authorparamilitary groupsen_US
dc.subject.authorcrimeen_US
dc.subject.authororganized crimeen_US
dc.subject.authorterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorterrorist groupsen_US
dc.subject.authorLatin Americaen_US
dc.subject.authorPeruen_US
dc.subject.authorColombiaen_US
dc.subject.authorwar on drugsen_US
dc.description.serviceMexican Navy authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc698371750
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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