Accession Number:

ADA379301

Title:

National Guard Support to U.S. Drug Interdiction Efforts

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-07-02

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The peacetime mission of the National Guard the Guard is to protect life and property and to maintain peace, order, and public safety. As part of its peacetime mission, the Guard has been involved in support of counternarcotics activities since 1977. Over the past decade, the Guard has increased its emphasis on counternarcotics activities as concerns about illicit drug use in the United States have grown. The Guard began to quantify its support to counternarcotics efforts in 1983. In 1983, four states were involved in counternarcotics missions. By 1988, 32 states were involved in 456 marijuana eradication missions. These missions were accomplished by the Guard incidental to training and without Federal funding.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE