Accession Number:

ADA370693

Title:

Selected Principles of War as They Apply to Counterdrug Operations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

From a doctrinal perspective the Department of Defense has two distinct sets of principles for conducting operations, one for war and one for operations other than war. It is my contention that in order to win the War on Drugs we need to apply a hybrid set of principles. I feel that the principles of unity of command, objective, offensive, surprise, security, and perseverance have the most utility in this war. This thesis will look at the historical background of the War on Drugs, how it is currently being fought, and, with the application of this hybrid set of principles, how we can improve our counterdrug operations. My thesis and recommendations will focus on the operational level of war with specific attention being paid to Americas southwest border.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Pharmacology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE