Accession Number:

ADA346283

Title:

Tightening America's Borders: An Increased Drug Interdiction Role for the U.S. Military.

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:

36.0

Abstract:

Our National Drug Control Strategy is not effective. At the current rate, the countrys drug abuse problem will kill 140,000 Americans and cost our society 700 billion over the next decade. This paper studies elements of the current national drug control strategy and the military roles in implementing that strategy. The paper proposes modifications to the strategy with an increased emphasis on interdiction. These modifications involve an expanded role for United States military forces through the creation of an additional unified commander-in-chief CINC charged with drug interdiction at and outside Americas borders. The author analyzes the ends, ways, and means associated with the proposed strategy revisions and provides linkage in the strategic, operational, and tactical context.

Subject Categories:

  • Pharmacology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE