Accession Number:

ADA343343

Title:

Collegial Czar or Combatant Commander - Who Should Lead America's War on Drugs?

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Vietnam has long been considered Americas longest war. Yet, today America has been involved in a 30-year war against illicit drugs. Starting as a campaign issue for Presidential candidate Richard Nixon, it has become a sexy political issue for several generations of politicians. Unfortunately, the failure to solve the problem has transformed drugs into a national security threat. The politics of the past 30 years, coupled with a massive increase in federal dollars to finance the war, has proven unsuccessful. The creation of a Drug Czar to bring about unity of effort has failed as a management tool. Given the situation, it is now time to appoint a combatant commander, in this case the U.S. Attorney General, to fight the war against drugs.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE