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Training foreign police : a missing aspect of U.S. security assistance to counterinsurgency

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The lack of an institutional capacity and a legal authority to train foreign police forces is undercutting U.S. security assistance in the war on terror. From Iraq to Afghanistan to the Philippines, effective police forces are a key component of efforts to combat insurgency. This article discusses the importance of effective policing to counterinsurgency, briefly explores the history of American police assistance during the Cold War, and proposes a means by which, for a fraction of what it sp...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/01495930701598599

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Department:
Politics and International Relations
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Comparative Strategy
Volume:
26
Issue:
4
Pages:
285-293
Publication date:
2007-10-24
Acceptance date:
2007
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EISSN:
1521-0448
ISSN:
0149-5933
Language:
English

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