OCONUS Counternarcotic Campaign Planning
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph proposes that the similarities between counterinsurgency and counternarcotic operations are such that a counterinsurgency campaign planning frame work can be adapted for counternarcotic campaign planning. The study develops a counterinsurgency campaign planning framework based on historical example and FM 100-20. It proposes that a plan developed from this framework constitutes a supporting campaign plan even though it is usually designed for a single country as opposed to a theater of operations. The paper then transitions to counternarcotics giving some background and adapting the counterinsurgency planning framework to counternarcotics operations. The monograph concludes that the issue of convergence between counterinsurgency and counternarcotics is valid enough for adaptation of a counterinsurgency planning framework. It raises the doctrinal question of where responsibility lies for planning a campaign of U.S. civil- military operations for a given country. Finally, it concludes that until a solution is mandated, the development and implementation of a campaign plan or country plan will be a function of the theater CINCs will and ability to cooperate with the other major players.
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