01 Jun '12, 10pm

Crime ➔ terrorism. > Terrorism-Crime Nexus a Growing Concern, DOD Official Says:

Terrorism-Crime Nexus a Growing Concern, DOD Official Says By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 – The convergence of crime, terrorism and insurgency and its threat to U.S. national security is a growing concern for the Defense Department, whose role in the fight began in the 1980s and continues to evolve, a senior defense official said today. William F. Wechsler, deputy assistant secretary of defense for counternarcotics and global threats, spoke during an irregular warfare summit sponsored by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement. “The Department of Defense’s role in this effort goes back … to the 1980s,” Wechsler said, when America was flooded with vast amounts of cocaine coming from Colombia and across the Caribbean into Florida. “This was a direct invasion of our sovereignty, of … our borders. And before the Departmen...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116588

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