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Newer, fragile states often lack the police, administrative, and economic resources needed to govern effectively, and many cannot provide basic goods and services to significant sectors of their population. The vacuum inside these states is being filled by armed groups and political movements that are growing in both numbers and capability. The global competition for power, influence, and legitimacy leads to struggles for control of populations, territory, and resources.
United States Naval War College Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups
Globalization, Military Assistance, Intelligence Service, Rule of Law, Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups
Godson, Roy, "Operationalizing Intelligence Dominance" (2012). CIWAG Case Studies. 9.