Accession Number:

ADA263592

Title:

The Role of the Department of Defense and the Army in the War on Drugs

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-05

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The drug abuse problem in the United States continues to grow at an alarming rate despite the billions of dollars spent on drug interdiction and enforcement efforts. Severely impacting on our national economy, health, social welfare, and security, combating the drug problem has become one of Americas principal domestic concerns. Clearly, the efforts of Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have not been enough to curtail the problem, prompting the President and Congress to direct Department of Defense involvement, concentrating their efforts in stopping the flow of drugs at the source, in transit, and the United States. This paper examines Department of Defense involvement in the war on drugs, the missions assigned to the major commands, and legal impediments to the use of the military in this role. Further, the role of the Army is specifically examined.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE