American law enforcement efforts have become increasingly multifaceted as the government attempts to combat the continuing ingenuity and sophistication of transnational organized criminal groups. Since the publication of the first post in this series, the U.S. government has announced several significant actions taken against transnational organized crime groups.
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Traditional organized crime, ranging from the Italian-American mafia to street gangs, has long been a target of American law enforcement efforts. Unlike purely domestic organized crime, transnational organized crime, defined by the Justice Department as groups that pursue criminal activities across geographic boundaries, has profound national security implications.
While transnational cybercrime has played a part in the U.S-China relationship for some time, the issue assumed a high profile during the September 2015 U.S.-China summit discussions that led to the U.S.-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues.