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Unformatted text preview: ir violence is often aimed at gaining control of specific territory or parts of that pipeline, either from state forces or other nonstate groups.¶ In areas outside effective government control , the state is either absent or ineffective, contributing to the governance problem through corruption and negligence. Only Colombia has made significant progress in recouping internal space for the government, and that progress is fragile and in danger of being reversed.126 While the basic model of the pipeline holds up well, the emerging situation can be The combination of ungoverned spaces, criminalized states, and TOC groups poses a growing, dangerous, and immediate threat to the security of the United States. The traffic in drugs, weapons, and humans from Latin American northward relies on the same basic pipeline structures to move. The same recombinant chains also move bulk cash, stolen cars, and weapons from the United States southward. This demonstrates that these likened to new branches of the pipeline being built in regions where it previously had no access. ¶ groups can successfully cross our border, and...
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