Accession Number:

ADA339218

Title:

Military Involvement in the War on Drugs, "Just Say No"

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The War on Drugs has become such an issue the United States government felt compelled to employ military forces to fight it. However, the involvement of military forces to combat a civil problem raises many clouded issues. The first and foremost is the legal restraint placed upon the use of military troops involved in civil operations. This issue was specifically addressed in the l800s to preclude any use of military force but later revised in the l98Os to fit a unique situation. Coupled with this problem is the ineffective strategy of using military interdiction efforts, ways and means to reach an unmeasurable end. Past and present interdiction efforts have failed, troops are not properly trained, resources are declining and above all, an end state in the War on Drugs is not defined. Therefore, the military should not be involved in the War on Drugs.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE