Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Narcos Over the Border: Gangs, Cartels and Mercenaries [Hardcover]

Robert J Bunker
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)


Available from these sellers.


Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback $51.25  

Book Description

November 12, 2010 0415560721 978-0415560726

The book takes a hard hitting look at the drug wars taking place in Mexico between competing gangs, cartels, and mercenary factions; their insurgency against the Mexican state; the narco-violence and terrorism that is increasingly coming over the border into the United States, and its interrelationship with domestic prison and street gangs. Analysis and response strategies are provided by leading writers on 3GEN gang theory, counterterrorism, transnational organized crime, and homeland security.

Narcos Over the Border is divided into three sections: narco-opposing force (NARCO OPFOR) organization and technology use; patterns of violence and corruption and the illicit economy; and United States response strategies. The work also includes short introductory essays, a strategic threat overview, an afterword and selected references. Specific topics covered include: advanced weaponry, internet use, kidnappings and assassinations, torture, beheadings, and occultism, cartel and gang evolutionary patterns, drug trafficking, street taxation, corruption, and border firefights.

This book was published as a special issue of Small Wars and Insurgencies.



Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Robert J. Bunker is CEO of the Counter-OPFOR Corporation, USA. He is an applied theorist focusing on non-state opposing force (OPFOR) research, analysis, and defeat strategies and Epochal Warfare studies. He was the 2006-2007 Futurist in Residence (FIR), FBI Academy, Quantico, VA and has counter-terrorism and red teaming experience. His publications include Non-State Threats and Future Wars; Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency; and Criminal-States and Criminal-Soldiers (all published by Routledge).


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (November 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415560721
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415560726
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,666,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dr. Robert J. Bunker is an Epochal Warfare Studies scholar and security consultant focusing on non-state opposing force research, analysis, and defeat strategies. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Claremont Graduate University, five other university degrees, and has both undertaken and provided counter-terrorism related training. He has over 200 publications including numerous edited works, booklets, chapters, and articles in policy, law enforcement, and military venues. Present associations include the Claremont Graduate University as adjunct faculty and Small Wars Journal-El Centro as a Senior Fellow. Past associations include the Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (LA-HIDTA), Counter-OPFOR Corporation, University of Southern California, FBI Academy (as Futurist in Residence), National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center--West, and the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
(1)
4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Doolittle June 6, 2011
Format:Hardcover
This edited collection of essays is a timely addition to the ongoing debates and discussions regarding the drug wars, both Mexican and American, that are currently getting so much national and international attention. It tackles problems such as the strategic threat to the entire western hemisphere, the pervasiveness of corruption, the shocking extent of extreme violence within Mexico, comparative analyses with regards to traditional drug war policies and their effectiveness in other regions of the world, implications of the narco-cultura within Mexican society, and an eye-opening discussion of right and left leaning American political policies. Concluding with an opinion (although admitedly a 'dissenting analysis'),the final essay provides some insightful recommendations for reversing the failures of traditional drug war policies and the punitive paradigm with a blending of the best examples of strategies geared toward dealing with drug supply and demand.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category