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By Peyton E. Daniels

Africa has traditionally held a peripheral position within the transnational illicit drug exchange, yet lately has more and more turn into a spotlight for drug trafficking, really of cocaine. Africa's emergence as a trafficking nexus looks to have resulted from structural shifts in foreign drug trafficking styles. This ebook examines how most sensible to stability momentary and long term counter-narcotics targets and methods in Africa, how a variety of U.S. civilian and armed forces and foreign enterprise counter-narcotics roles and tasks in Africa may be outlined and what varieties and degrees of assets those efforts could require.

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Interests through international cooperation, and to promote social, political and economic stability by combating crime. The ILEA concept and philosophy creates a united effort by all of the participants to include government agencies and ministries, trainers, managers and students to achieve the common foreign policy goal of international law enforcement. S. and Botswana entered into an agreement for establishing an ILEA that would provide training for member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), East Africa and other eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

As a single mission agency, DEA‘s focus in Africa is to disrupt or dismantle the most significant drug, chemical, money laundering, and narcoterrorism organizations on the continent. A secondary – but no less important part of this mission will be the longterm effort to address law enforcement capacity building endeavors and mentoring programs with our African counterparts. S. are the same as those using Africa as a base of operations for smuggling operations into Europe and the Middle East. By expanding DEA‘s operational capabilities into Africa, DTOs will increasingly find it difficult to operate in Africa with continued relative impunity.

20 Given Iran's ties to Hezbollah and Venezuela, Venezuela's ties Iran and the FARC, the FARC's history of building alliances with other armed groups, and the presence of Hezbollah and other armed Islamist groups in Latin America and on the ground in West Africa, it would be dangerous and imprudent to dismiss the possibility of an alliance of these actors. The history of these groups indicates that they will take advantage of the ungoverned spaces and corrupt and weak states of West Africa to get to know each other, work together, learn from each other and exploit areas of mutual interest.

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