Accession Number : ADA279564


Title :   Shift in the National Drug Strategy: Implications for the SOUTHCOM AOR


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Semrau, William J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279564.pdf


Report Date : 17 Jun 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : The present administration is in the midst of formulating a comprehensive drug strategy vowing renewed efforts and resources directed toward demand reduction. Commitment to Latin American (LA) source and transit nations, demonstrated by the recently announced FY-94 counterdrug (CD) budget, is significantly reduced. This study reviews the national strategy under the bus administration, the emerging national strategy under President Clinton and DoD's implementation in the Latin American Region. A discussion of the impact on Southern Command (Southcom) follows with regard to budget, affected programs and theater strategic objectives. Possible implications for the future of this region and the impact on U.S. National Security interests are addressed. The study suggests that the drug problem is a long term commitment requiring U.S. support through-out the source-transit-demand spectrum. The U.S. must continue to provide the necessary resources through a multi-lateral approach because the trafficker has no regard for international borders. Finally and perhaps the key to the significant reduction of international borders. Finally and perhaps the key to the significant reduction of illicit drug flow is to continue support for Nation-Building by the U.S. Military.


Descriptors :   *LAW ENFORCEMENT , *NARCOTICS , *DRUG ABUSE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , UNITED STATES , NATIONAL SECURITY , STRATEGY , DRUGS , UTILIZATION , REHABILITATION


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE