Author(s): Sharon L. Cardash, Frank J. Cilluffo, and Bert B.
On October 21st, 2011, the U.S. Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership
and the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI)
released an issue brief on Mexico and the triple challenge of crime, terrorist
tactics, and narco-insurgency. Reviewing the extent of the triple threat and
efforts to respond to it, both individually and jointly on the part of the
Government of Mexico and the United States Government, co-authors Sharon L.
Cardash, Frank J. Cilluffo, and Bert B. Tussing write: "The question
remains...whether strategy and doctrine in Mexico, in the United States, and in
the region can and will keep pace with the triple threat...that is at once
adaptive, lethal, and determined." Noting the "complex multidimensional" nature
of the challenge, and acknowledging that "facts on the ground will continue to
mutate," the authors conclude: "In addition to...careful, patient work that
supports operations, we must also do the hard strategic thinking to...
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