Accession Number:

ADA415734

Title:

The Emerging Threat of Illicit Drug Funding of Terrorist Operations

Descriptive Note:

Strategic research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The art of warfare to the terrorist is a sacrosanct event, waged with incontrovertible conviction and viewed as a mere extension of an ill-defined front on an endless field of battle. This SRP hopes to show the strategic impact of illicit drug manufacture and distribution on I financial sustainment of the terrorist organization, 2 its illicit drugs viability as a weapon of mass destruction, and 3 potential to impair the readiness of U.S. Armed Forces. I will seek to convey through historical overview and current events the symbiotic relationship that exists between illicit drugs and terrorism, to include the funneling of illicit drug profits to sustain known terrorist organizations, the trading of illicit drugs to obtain military weaponry, and upsurge of illicit drug use by U.S. military personnel. Additionally, it discusses certain aspects of on going U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Colombia, showing a corollary increase of opium and coca productiondistribution from those regions.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE