A Modified Drug Interdiction Role for the Military.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Public disappointment over the perceived failure of the United States Government to Win the War on drugs has led to speculation that the immense resources and capabilities of the military could be utilized to effect a victory against the scourge of drugs. The Department of Defense was subsequently named in 1989 as the lead agency for detection and monitoring of air and maritime transport of illegal drugs into the United States. This role already had international ramifications, as military assets has been deployed in order to support the counter-drug capabilities of drug-producing nations. However, this role for the military has repercussions which were problematical. A traditional, analytical methodology was utilized in examining the results and consequences of the international role of the U.S. military in drug interdiction. The results showed that the present utilization of military resources, though successful in accomplishing their detection and monitoring mission, was largely ineffective in stemming the flow of drugs into the United States. jg
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics