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Unformatted text preview: ting networks of actors exploiting the pipelines; the nature and location of the geographic space in which they operate; the critical nodes where these groups are most vulnerable; and their behaviors in adapting to new political and economic developments, market opportunities and setbacks, internal competition, and the countering actions of governments. ¶ In turn, an effective strategy for must rest on a solid foundation of regional intelligence which, while cognizant of the overarching A onesizefitsall policy will not suffice. It is not a problem that is only, or primarily, a matter of state or regional security, narcotics, money laundering, ter67¶ rorism, human smuggling, weakening governance, democracy reversal, trade and energy, counterfeiting and contraband, immigration and refugees, hostile states seeking advantage, or alterations in the military balance and alliances. It is increasingly a combination of all of these. It is a comprehensive threat that requires analysis and management within a comprehensive, integrated wholeofgovernment approach. At the same time, however expan...
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