Accession Number : ADA310676

Title :   The Drug War. Are We Winning or Losing?

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Tracey, James J.

PDF Url : ADA310676

Report Date : 01 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Although the United States only has 4-5% of the earth's population, we consume nearly 50% of the world's production of cocaine. Since President Reagan first declared a 'war on drugs' on 14 October 1982, that was reaffirmed by President Bush and again by President Clinton, the United States and its military forces, have continually experienced an uphill battle against reducing the supply of drugs coming into and within the United States. The military is doing a commendable job in performing its mission but dealing with the supply end of the drug equation alone will not yield success. How we deal with this issue requires a multi-juridictional approach. Success means more programs for demand-reduction, prevention, along with supply reduction. We also must establish criteria determining success. This political football needs a new coach, uniforms and larger playing fields.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, *COCAINE, *DRUG INTERDICTION, *DRUG ABUSE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, PRODUCTION, POPULATION, REDUCTION, SUPPLIES, EQUATIONS, EARTH(PLANET), UNIFORMS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE