The National Drug Control Policy Strategy: Effectiveness of Eradication in Colombia
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Daily, tons of cocaine make their way to U.S. shores, permeating every corner of our society and affecting millions. Tearing at the economic and moral fabric of this Nation, cocaine poses a major threat to our security. Among the Andean countries, Colombias drug market poses the greatest threat to U.S security, since ninety percent of the cocaine entering the United States originates or passes through Colombia. For decades, the United States has used eradication to disrupt the market - to eliminate a principal source of drugs illegally marketed in the United States. This SRP analyzes drug eradication efforts in Colombia in support of the National Drug Control Strategy NDCS. It reviews the components of the strategy ends, ways, and means, showing how they contribute to U.S. objectives. Finding that drug eradication alone fails to support the strategy, this SRP offers plausible reasons for this failure, examines the ill effects of the current policy, then recommends alternatives to strengthen the existing NDCS.
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