Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New CNAS Report - Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National Security

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) has released their report entitled "Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National Security."

According to their website, the report is a "...result of a yearlong study by the Center for a New American Security, Crime Wars provides some elements of such a strategy, including recommendations for the U.S. government to: renew political and military outreach to Latin American states; enhance efforts to strengthen state institutions throughout the region; and better attack cartels’ financial networks. At the same time, domestic policy should aim to disseminate better intelligence among law enforcement, federally fund additional campaigns to diminish drug demand and safeguard U.S. communities against gang recruitment. Only by dealing with transnational crime in a comprehensive manner will societies in the hemisphere be able to mitigate its impact."