Accession Number : ADA308658

Title :   National Drug Control Strategy: A Strategic Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Beaty, Douglas R.

PDF Url : ADA308658

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : In September 1989, the Bush Administration published the first National Drug Control Strategy, instituting a comprehensive policy that included measures addressing drug abuse and trafficking. Since 1990 the National Drug Control Strategy for Latin America has focused on drug interdiction. This policy had limited success in reducing the flow of drugs into the United States. In response to these changes, the U.S. increased its ability to detect, monitor, and interdict aircraft suspected of carrying illegal drugs. DOD significantly expanded its role in the execution of the national drug control strategy. Resources allocated by the federal government to DOD to support the National Drug Control Policy increased dramatically initially, and then began to decline. This paper will examine DOD's role in implementing the National Drug Control Strategy and conduct an analysis of DOD's effectiveness in performing its drug control mission. Due to the vast scope of the National Drug Control Strategy, this paper will focus on the Andean countries of Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru. Specifically, DOD's role in stopping the flow of cocaine into the United States will be examined and recommendations will be made to improve the current strategy.

Descriptors :   *POLICIES, *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *DRUG INTERDICTION, CONTROL, UNITED STATES, AIRCRAFT, STRATEGY, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MISSIONS, FLOW, DRUGS, COCAINE, LATIN AMERICA, PERU, COLOMBIA, DRUG ABUSE, BOLIVIA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Unconventional Warfare
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE