Accession Number : ADA241052

Title :   Command and Control in the Drug War: Providing the Reins.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Hamilton, Paul

Report Date : MAY 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : It is clear that Congress has decided the military will play a significant role in the war on drugs. US national security relies on a strong cooperative relationship with its allies. Since the Monroe Doctrine, national policy has placed special emphasis and value on stable relationships with all countries in the Western Hemisphere. Most illegal drugs used in this country come from foreign sources. Latin American countries are most prominent since they are the primary source of cocaine, the most threatening and dangerous to this nation. However, this nation's appetite for illegal drugs, cocaine especially, threatens to jeopardize the region's stability and thus US relations with other countries.

Descriptors :   APPETITE, COCAINE, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, CONGRESS, DRUGS, FOREIGN, HEMISPHERES, LATIN AMERICA, NATIONAL SECURITY, NATIONS, POLICIES, REGIONS, SOURCES, STABILITY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, WARFARE, WEST(DIRECTION).

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE