Accession Number : ADA530212


Title :   Narco-Pipeline to West Africa


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL


Personal Author(s) : Willoughby, Jordan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a530212.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : The value of counter narcotics programs between the United States and Colombia is very evident and provides for national security to both countries. The bilateral engagement between the governments of Colombia and the United States provides the foundation for multilateral nation development that fuels regional security and stability. This paper addresses the cartel violence, environmental cost of narcoterrorism and the pipeline that is transporting these effects and narcotics to West Africa. This examination includes an analysis of cultural differences between South America and West Africa and the organizations engaged in combating or facilitating the pipeline. The strategic assessment of past and current counter narcotics plans of U.S. organizations involved in curtailing narcotic trafficking is scrutinized. Examining the components and functions of Plan Colombia and its subsequent plan, Strategy for Strengthening Democracy and Promoting Social Development, provides an avenue of analysis on how these elements and lessons learned can be exported to West Africa.


Descriptors :   *NARCOTICS , NATIONAL SECURITY , LESSONS LEARNED , STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , THESES , WEST AFRICA , COLOMBIA , DEMOCRACY , DRUG SMUGGLING , UNITED STATES , PLANNING


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Pharmacology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE