Accession Number:

ADA256312

Title:

The Brazilian Military: Its Role in Counter-Drug Activities

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the role of Brazils military in counter-drug operations. Drug trafficking in Brazil poses a growing threat to the countrys national security, but Brazils physical size and limited resources have hindered the governments counter-drug efforts. The Brazilian military has been reluctant to assume a more significant role in counter-drug operations. The thesis argues that external, internal, and institutional pressures are driving the Brazilian military to expand its counter-drug role. The thesis recommends that the Brazilian-military expand its current support role in counter-drug operations, but that it avoid a direct role in law enforcement operations. The United States should support this expanded role, but only to the extent that such a role does not threaten the further consolidation of democracy in Brazil. Brazil, Military, Drugs, Narcotics control.

Subject Categories:

  • Geography
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE