El Centro

SWJ El Centro, or "downtown" in Spanish, is our town square for analysis and discussion of Latin America's guerilla wars and criminal insurgencies.  More about El Centro here.

Recent El Centro Journal Articles and SWJ Blog Posts:

Haiti: Boots on the Ground Perspective   by Colonel Buck Elton Download the full article: Haiti: Boots on the Ground Perspective Buck Elton is the Commander of Joint Special Operations...

Crime and Terrorism   by Colonel Robert Killebrew Download the full article: Crime and Terrorism The U.S. has been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan now for eight years, and a great deal...

Third-Generation Gangs and Criminal Insurgency in Latin America   by Dr. Hal Brands, Small Wars Journal Third-Generation Gangs and Criminal Insurgency in Latin America (Full PDF Article...

Not So Fast, Amigas y Amigos   by Colonel Robert Killebrew, Small Wars Journal Not So Fast, Amigas y Amigos (Full PDF Article) The United States has always had mixed feelings about our...

The Seven Deadly Questions   How to Think about Mexico and Beyond by Roger Pardo-Maurer, Small Wars Journal How to Think about Mexico and Beyond (Full PDF Article) Quick Quiz By...

Future Conflict   Criminal Insurgencies, Gangs and Intelligence by John P. Sullivan, Small Wars Journal Future Conflict: Criminal Insurgencies, Gangs and Intelligence (Full PDF Article...

Plazas for Profit   Mexico's Criminal Insurgency by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus Small Wars Journal Plazas for Profit: Mexico's Criminal Insurgency (Full PDF Article) In...

Mexico's Struggle with 'Drugs and Thugs'   SWJ Book Review by John P. Sullivan Mexico's Struggle with 'Drugs and Thugs' (Full PDF Article) Mexico is in the...

State of Siege   Mexico's Criminal Insurgency by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus, Small Wars Journal State of Siege: Mexico's Criminal Insurgency (Full PDF Article) Mexico is...

Maras in Central America   National Security Implications of Gang Activity South of the Border by COL Terry Saltsman and LTC Ben Welch III, Small Wars Journal Download interim version...