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Te Blue Planet: Inormal International Police Networks and National Intelligence,
Michael D. Bayer
Michael Bayer is a ormer chie o the Department o State’s DOS)transnational criminal investigative of ce. Bayer’s book addresses the ques-tion o how the United States can engage international partners more eec-tively to address worldwide maniestations o destabilizing violence, oenindiscriminately labeled “terrorism.”Bayer researched and wrote this book while participating in theResearch Fellows Program under the Center or Strategic Intelligence ResearchCSIR) at the National Deense Intelligence College NDIC), Washington, DC.He received much support and assistance rom two CSIR editors, Dr. WilliamSpracher and Dr. Russell Swenson.Te goal o the NDIC Press is to publish high-quality, valuable, andtimely books on topics o concern to the Intelligence Community and the U.S.government. Books published by NDIC Press undergo peer review by seniorof cials in the U.S. government as well as rom civilian academic or businesscommunities.Te views expressed in this publication are those o the author anddo not necessarily reect the of cial policy or position o the Deense Intel-ligence Agency, the Department o Deense, or any other U.S. governmentorganization. Clearance by the public aairs of ces o DIA and DOS does notimply endorsement o actual accuracy or opinion. Authors o NDIC Presspublications enjoy ull academic reedom, provided they do not disclose clas-sied inormation, jeopardize operational security, or misrepresent of cialU.S. policy. Such academic reedom empowers them to oer new and some-times controversial perspectives in the interest o urthering debate on key issues. Tis volume is subject to itle 17, United States Code, Sections 101 and105. It is in the public domain and may not be copyrighted.ii