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  • Colombia Civil War Research Paper

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    landowners and drug cartels (who had become wealthy and, therefore, targets for guerrilla kidnappings) formed paramilitary death squads. The government fueled the flames, particularly under President Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010) by subtly endorsing and cooperating with these paramilitary squads, who claimed to be anti-communist, in order to eliminate the guerrilla influence. To do so, paramilitary groups invaded rural, peasant villages, and massacred the inhabitants, who were accused of sympathizing with

  • the militia Essay

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         Officially, a militia is part of the organized armed forces of a country that is called upon only in an emergency. There have been paramilitary groups with revolutionary ideas throughout America’s history, but today’s militia movement is a new more organized and violent presence (Meyers). Today the militia are unofficial citizens’ armies organized by private individuals, usually with antigovernment, far right agendas. They rationalize that the American people need armed

  • The Use Of Paramilitary Tactics Within The Police Force

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    we have seen the events of Ferguson, Missouri unfold and it has brought into question the validity of the United States use of paramilitary tactics within the police force. While I will be primarily focusing on Furgeson to grant an easy visual aid to the situation, the true nature of paramilitary tactics is way beyond one incident. First we must look at what paramilitary police action is and what has given them the ability to use such tactics. Then we must look at how the decisions revolving around

  • The Underlying Methods Of Paramilitary Operations Used By White Redeemers

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    This historical study will define the underlying methods of paramilitary operations used by white Redeemers through the political platform of the Bourbon Democrats in the reconstitution of white rule in the South. Paramilitary groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Red Shirts of Mississippi, define the terrorist methods of removing carpetbaggers and freedmen from positions of political power. The dissolution of Reconstructionist methods of federal dominance over the South was eroded with the removal

  • Child Soldiers in India

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    The military use of young children takes three distinct forms: children can take direct part in hostilities (child soldiers), or they can be used in support roles such as porters, spies, messengers, look outs, and sexual slaves; or they can be used for political advantage either as human shields or in propaganda. Throughout history and in many cultures, children have been extensively involved in military campaigns even when such practices were supposedly against cultural morals. Since the 1970s

  • Nicaragua Case

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    28 October 2011, Assignment #3 Rules and norms derive from their sources. The sources articulate what the law is and where it can be found. The sources of international law can be found in article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice. Article 38 of the Statute of the ICJ states: ‘The Court, whose function is to decide in accordance with international law such disputes as are submitted to it, shall apply: a. international conventions, whether general or particular, establishing

  • Covert Action Research Paper

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    prerequisites. Undercover promulgation raises the apparition of "blowback," which alludes to the danger of a story planted in remote media that then gets got by the U.S. media and reported in American media. At long last, especially with bigger paramilitary operations, there is a danger of revelation and open exposure, which might have antagonistic outcomes for the U.S. organization. Public divulgence of a secret activity could humiliate the U.S. government, and in addition the legislature of the

  • Why Do Agencies Should Be Military

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    Many agencies have decided to structure themselves as a paramilitary format. Having served in the United States Army in combat, and being currently employed as a Detention Deputy for my local Sheriff’s department, I don’t believe that agencies should structure themselves as military. For one, in the military a service member is taught to train for the enemy and basically trust no one. On the other hand, this mentally should be different for local law enforcement agency personnel. This is because

  • Police Academy Socialization: Article Analysis

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    Socialization: Understanding the Lessons Learned in a Paramilitary Bureaucratic Organization”, Chappell and Lanza-Kaduce discuss the positive and negative effects that occur with type of recruit training, as well as, the outcomes of transitioning towards community policing training. The paramilitary structure entails hard physical training, performing under stress, defense tactics, the use of force, and mastering weapons skills. This paramilitary form of training focuses on being “able to mold them

  • The Lack Of Positive Peace

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    The lack of positive peace in the GFA is a major problem for the overall well-being of Northern Irish society in terms of an integrated vision off Ireland. In this context, Gatlung’s positive peace process must include aspects of religious, cultural, economic, and civilian rights for Catholics in a primarily protestant culture. This defines some of the superficialities of the GFA as a legislative and institutional agreement, which do not reflect a more positive long-term peace process that integrates