Sunday, February 7, 2010

Patrick Keefe over at Wired's Danger Room makes a very interesting point about the recent successes of the DEA. In the past few years, the agency as brought to justice two arms traffikers, Monzer al-Kassar and Viktor Bout. He also makes the claim that in certain countries the DEA has larger networks of informants that the CIA, an argument that seems logical on reflection. This shows a somewhat surprising effectiveness against transnational criminal organizations that have only passing involvement with traditional drug enforcement, which yields interesting implications for counter-terror policy.
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