Many modern internal conflicts defy basic definitions, so use a composite framework instead.
Power Imbalances and Drugs: Some Transferrable Lessons Between Counterinsurgents and Law Enforcement SWJED Fri, 04/12/2019 - 4:12am
“Jim Roussell and the Marines he works with broke the Abu Ali cell of the Iraqi insurgency in much the same way he caught gang leaders on Chicago's West Side,” according to a 2007 article from the Chicago Tribune. Sgt. Russel’s success illustrates that counterinsurgents can learn from U.S. law enforcement, and vice-versa.
The presence of Mexican-origin drugs in Chicago is more prominent now than ever before
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Some great lessons for law enforcement, military, and intelligence professionals for countering street gangs of all stripes.