Accession Number : ADA309301

Title :   Counterdrug Operations: A Necessary DOD Mission?

Descriptive Note : Strategic research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Pearson, Ervin

PDF Url : ADA309301

Report Date : 11 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Over the past thirty or more years, the United States has witnessed a dramatic increase in domestic problems and crimes that are directly associated with illegal drug abuse and trafficking. The level of illegal drug operations has surpassed the ability of local, state, and many federal police agencies to deal with them. The Executive and Legislative bodies of our government, as well as the people of our great nation demand immediate action to eradicate illegal drug use and trafficking. To the initial dismay of many civilian and military leaders, recent years have seen an unprecedented use of DoD resources to reinforce the fight between civil law enforcement agencies and narco-traffickers. Tremendous headway has been gained due to DoD participation in the drug war. If we are to make progress in the fight against illegal drug usage, DoD must train for and continue to operate in this Military Operation Other Than War (MOOTW).

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *DRUG INTERDICTION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MISSIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MILITARY BUDGETS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FEDERAL LAW, NARCOTICS, DRUG SMUGGLING, CRIMES, DRUG ABUSE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE