Accession Number:

ADA222302

Title:

The Role of the Military in the War on Drugs

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-02-10

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Within the last eight years, there has been an increased public and political awareness concerning the problem of international drug trafficking. It is identified as the most serious organized crime problem in the world today, and poses a significant threat to the national security interests of the United States and its allies. The Presidents personal attention and Congressional approval for tougher anti-drug measures, to include a call for an expanded role of the military, attest to a firm commitment to the continuing struggle against drug trafficking and abuse. How will the military accomplish the anti-drug challenge and continue to be capable of performing its primary national defense role The scope of this essay will trace the history and effectiveness of the militarys participation in assisting civilian authorities in their drug suppression and interdiction efforts. It will also explore the feasibility of that role in view of current funding and legal constraints, and the impact it may have on readiness. KT

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE