Accession Number : ADA264854


Title :   In Search of Measures of Effectiveness for Counterdrug Operations


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Dunn, William H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264854.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : A fictional briefing is portrayed in which Department of Defense (DOD) counter drug (CD) analysts update a new Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) on DOD's efforts to develop CD Measures of Effectiveness (MOEs). The DOD analysts start from the concept of a systems approach and describe characteristics of current and desired states of the nation's drug problem. In order to bridge the gap between current and desired states, a review of general systems theory and a primer on MOEs is presented. DOD counter drug objectives which have been promulgated through the United States National Security Strategy and other documents are discussed. Numerous examples of DOD support by two typical unified/specified commands are presented. MOEs are recommended for the unified/specified command support actions which correlate to the DOD objectives. The Director ONDCP continues use of the systems approach to integrate DOD efforts into the larger context of multi-agency contributions for both demand reduction and supply reduction. The Director finishes by suggesting three MOEs deemed beneficial in determining progress of reduced drug usage.


Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , *DRUG SMUGGLING , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MEASUREMENT , POLICIES , PROFITS , DRUG ABUSE , DEMAND(ECONOMICS) , NARCOTICS , MONEY , LEGISLATION , NATIONAL SECURITY , CHEMICALS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Pharmacology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE