Accession Number : ADA180762

Title :   The Role of U.S. Military in the Drug War.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Squier,Michael J.

Report Date : 19 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The current drug abuse problem in the United States has grown to unprecedented proportions and affects all sectors of our society. This widespread abuse threatens our national stability as an economic leader, our national security, and our democratic way of life. Solutions to the problem focus on both the supply and demand sides as they are interrelated issues which require a national effort. Congress is requiring an expanded role for the military is this war on drugs, but the role is not clear and creates controversy in the Defense organization. The military is being used effectively, and can do more, but this paper will argue it should not become a civil police force. The solution to controlling the drug abuse problem should receive more effort on the demand side to reduce illicit drug use which will eventually eliminate the supply of drugs. Keywords: Law enforcement.

Descriptors :   *DRUG ABUSE, *WARFARE, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, CIVIL AFFAIRS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DRUGS, ECONOMICS, EXPANSION, LEADERSHIP, NATIONAL SECURITY, ORGANIZATIONS, POLICE, STABILITY, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Toxicology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE