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Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing

Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing

From the Cold War through today, the U.S. has quietly assisted dozens of regimes around the world in suppressing civil unrest and securing the conditions for the smooth operation of capitalism. Casting a new light on American empire, Badges Without Borders shows, for the first time, that the very same people charged with global counterinsurgency also militarized American policing at home.