Christopher Cedros

Christopher Cedros is a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy. His tours include serving as Communications and Ordnance Officer aboard USS Klakring (FFG-42) and Damage Control Assistant aboard USS Farragut (DDG-99). Christopher has deployed operationally for United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), United States Central Command (CENTCOM), United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), and United States European Command (EUCOM). These views do not reflect the opinions of the United States Government, Department of Defense, or the United States Navy and are solely his own.

Though both regions have a history that influenced organized crime creation, both has very different histories on organized crime’s enduring legacy.

SOUTHCOM’s diplomatic actions are effective because it can operate at both ends of the spectrum within the realm of coercive diplomacy.