Master in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals Master's Projects

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My Masters Project focuses around the New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NY/NJ HIDTA). Narco-terrorism has become a significant issue for the safety and security of the United States. Terrorist financing also plays a significant role in the war on terror. I chose to create a three part strategy for the NY/NJ HIDTA that will combat both narco-terrorism and terrorist financing. Each chapter describes another detailed plan of how the NY/NJ HIDTA, as well as particular agencies within, combat these issues in attempt to keep our nation secure. My Masters Project was carefully constructed with a strong focus on terrorist financing. The top priority of terrorist organizations is to cripple the American economy. This paper will illustrate the significance of "following the money" will eventually deteriorate terrorist organizations at their core.