Accession Number : ADA256312


Title :   The Brazilian Military: Its Role in Counter-Drug Activities


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Kitchener, Roy I


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256312.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 113


Abstract : This thesis examines the role of Brazil's military in counter-drug operations. Drug trafficking in Brazil poses a growing threat to the country's national security, but Brazil's physical size and limited resources have hindered the government's counter-drug efforts. The Brazilian military has been reluctant to assume a more significant role in counter-drug operations. The thesis argues that external, internal, and institutional pressures are driving the Brazilian military to expand its counter-drug role. The thesis recommends that the Brazilian-military expand its current support role in counter-drug operations, but that it avoid a direct role in law enforcement operations. The United States should support this expanded role, but only to the extent that such a role does not threaten the further consolidation of democracy in Brazil. Brazil, Military, Drugs, Narcotics control.


Descriptors :   *DRUGS , *BRAZIL , CONTROL , UNITED STATES , NATIONAL SECURITY , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , THREATS , SECURITY , DEMOCRACY , COUNTERS , DRUG SMUGGLING , NARCOTICS , LAW ENFORCEMENT , THESES , INTERNAL , PRESSURE , OPERATION , RESOURCES , EXTERNAL


Subject Categories : Geography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE