Accession Number : ADA292848

Title :   U.S. National Drug Control Strategy and the Andean Initiative: Roots of Failure.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Jonathon S.

PDF Url : ADA292848

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : This thesis examines the reason for the failure of the U.S. National Drug Control Strategy, and the Andean Initiative. Its scope is limited to cocaine trafficking from the Andean nations of Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru, to the United States. It provides the background of those strategies, and analyses various explanations for failure. Based on this analysis, the thesis provides policy recommendations for antidrug efforts, which include increased emphasis on demand-related issues, judicial system consistency and harsher penalties, improvement in domestic and international coordination, and expanded restrictions on U.S. government agencies conducting covert operations. In conclusion, this thesis proposes that any real solution to the drug problem lies not with supply interdiction, and not with expanded foreign assistance, but with targeting user accountability in the United States.

Descriptors :   *USER NEEDS, *DRUGS, *COCAINE, *PERU, *COLOMBIA, *DRUG INTERDICTION, *DRUG SMUGGLING, FOREIGN POLICY, CONTROL, UNITED STATES, STRATEGY, FOREIGN, INTERDICTION, THESES, CONSISTENCY, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), COVERT OPERATIONS, TARGETING, EXPANSION, SUPPLIES, ACCOUNTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Government and Political Science
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE