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Narco Armor: Improvised Armored Fighting Vehicles in Mexico

Narco Armor: Improvised Armored Fighting Vehicles in Mexico

Robert J. Bunker and Byron Ramirez, Editors

Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO), Fort Leavenworth

In cooperation with Borderland Beat, InSight Crime, & Small Wars Journal— El Centro

...The extreme rivalry among various Mexican drug cartels for regional control of the drug trade market has yielded an arms race. The following collection of articles and images addresses a segment of the military technology utilized by violent non-state actors during this period: “narco armor” or, more accurately, improvised armored fighting vehicles (IAFV)...

Narco Armor: Improvised Armored Fighting Vehicles in Mexico

Categories: El Centro