Laura Jones and Shawna Sinnott
Episode 57 of the Irregular Warfare Podcast focuses on how terrorist organizations and other nonstate armed groups finance their activities, and how the United States and its allies can counter those streams of money.
Our guests begin by framing the techniques, both legal and illicit, that armed groups use to fund their operations and organizations. They go on to explain the tools the United States uses to counter these financing methods and explore if those tools have been effective when applied to the war on terrorism. They conclude by offering insight on interagency cooperation and tracking the money pushed into combat zones or to partner forces.
This Irregular Warfare Initiative podcast was originally posted through our partner organization, the Modern War Institute at West Point. Listen to the full podcast here.
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