Accession Number:

ADA250849

Title:

The Drug War: Victory of Defeat

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Following our victory in Southwest Asia and winning the Cold War, we are faced with the many domestic problems confronting our nation. President Bush has stressed the critical importance of the War on Drugs. We are spending large portions of our federal budget to fight the drug problem and significant law enforcement assets are dedicated to the drug war. In 1986 Congress directed the Department of Defense to assist in the fight. Review of the different aspects involved, from illegal production to the impacts on society, show the magnitude of our problem and what we are doing to win the war. Understanding the complexity of the problem indicates that we may win certain battles, but victory is impossible. Because we cannot win the drug war, our fight in the drug war must continue to minimize the impact on society.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE