Accession Number : ADA553069


Title :   US Policy Approaches for Combating Violence in Northern Mexico


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Knowlton, Richard C


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a553069.pdf


Report Date : 14 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : This strategic research paper examines the nature of the increased cartel violence in Mexico, the conditions that caused the cartels to initiate that violence, the actions of the Mexican Government to counter that violence, and the actions of the United States in shaping the environment to enable Mexico to successfully address the violence. It analyzes the application of soft power by the United States using the DIMEFIL (diplomatic, information, military, economic, financial, intelligence, and law enforcement) forms of national power in order to shape the environment and set conditions for success.


Descriptors :   *DOMESTIC VIOLENCE , *FOREIGN POLICY , LAW ENFORCEMENT , MEXICO , POWER


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE