Accession Number : ADA264237


Title :   The United States Army Criminal Investigation Command and Its Role in the Army's War on Drugs


Descriptive Note : Individual study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Lynch, Daniel J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264237.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 79


Abstract : Although today, the United States Army is a primary player in the Department of Defense's support the President's National Drug Control Strategy, for years the Army was plagued by a significant and tragic drug problem of its own. This paper is about that problem and the Army's quest to solve it. It examines the role of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) in the Army's counter-drug effort. It chronicles USACIDC's contributions to drug suppression throughout the Army worldwide. Although engaged in investigating illegal drugs for many years, this paper focuses on USACIDC's effort since becoming a major Army command (MACOM) in 1971 to the present. The review of twenty-two years of criminal investigations and drug suppression operations reveals an interesting and previously untold story of a small group of dedicated soldiers and their extraordinary contribution to the Army's 'war on drugs.' As the Army faces a decade of many challenges and great change, this study concludes with some thoughts concerning USACIDC's counter- drug role for the future.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *DRUG INTERDICTION , *DRUG ABUSE , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY PERSONNEL , ARMY , MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY , DRUG ADDICTION , CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS , MILITARY LAW , DRUG USERS , SUPPRESSION , DRUGS , STRATEGY


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE