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The inside dope on a successful counter-terror agency

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By See-Dubya  •  July 29, 2008 04:32 PM

A friend forwarded a link to a surprising analysis of how the DEA has adapted successfully to fight terrorism as well as drug traffickers. It’s surprising because a government agency adapted so successfully, not because of the drug dealer-terrorism link. That’s not surprising at all.

…in the decades prior to 9/11 the DEA had gained extensive experience targeting complex, adaptive international organizations that were skilled in using technology and had extensive resources (i.e. drug cartels and – what Braun describes as the wave of the future – terrorist/drug cartel hybrids such as the FARC.) The DEA turned some of its weaknesses – its relatively small size and low profile and the limitations of being a law enforcement agency – into strengths. Because it was small and low-profile it could practice patience in its investigations and develop appropriate (and creative) techniques.

As the terrorwonk link shows, these strategies have helped the DEA infiltrate the FARC and also arrest international gunrunner Viktor Bout.

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{Post by See-Dubya}

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