Accession Number : ADA213737


Title :   Sealing the Borders: The Effects of Increased Military Participation in Drug Interdiction


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR POLICY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Reuter, Peter ; Crawford, Gordon ; Cave, Jonathan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a213737.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 174


Abstract : Rising concern with drug use in the United States has led to increased emphasis on the interdiction of drugs before they reach the country. The military services are now being asked to assume a substantial share of the burden of this interdiction. This report analyzes the consequences of greater stringency in drug interdiction efforts, focusing particularly on how such increased stringency might influence the consumption of cocaine and marijuana. The analysis strongly suggests that a major increase in interdiction activities, even including the military, is likely to significantly reduce drug consumption in the United States.


Descriptors :   *SMUGGLING , *DRUGS , *LAW ENFORCEMENT , INTERDICTION , CANNABIS , COCAINE , TRAFFIC , UNITED STATES , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , CONSUMPTION


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE