Can soldiers solve Brazil’s crime problem?
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Governments across the globe try to counter violent crime by deploying military forces. European countries such as Belgium and France have stepped up their armed forces’ internal anti-terror and policing role. Only recently, South Africa deployed troops in order to ‘help the police “restore law and maintain order”’ in Cape Town. Across Latin America, the military regularly supports or even replaces police forces that are struggling with rampant homicide rates. Particularly in Brazil, the military has been frequently deployed in ‘Guaranteeing Law and Order’ operations.
However, it is widely acknowledged that internal military deployments rarely lead to sustainable security improvements.
Read full article By Christoph Harig