Accession Number : ADA311803

Title :   The Use of Operational Design and Intelligence in a Joint Task Force Environment to Fight the War on Drugs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Cruz, Luis A.

PDF Url : ADA311803

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This paper will argue for the creation of a national joint inter-agency Task Force organization to combat the primary transnational threat of the 21st Century Drugs. The primary focus for this joint task force will be the effective integration of national resources and theater military manpower and the vigorous use of national intelligence means to fight this threat. The joint Task forces' conceptual focus on the war on drugs calls for the use of operational design concepts to define, bound and tackle the problem. The model for the task force is centered around a joint military task force similar to that formed to respond to a serious military crisis. The national level Joint Task Force's primary mission will be to oversee counter-narcotics budgets, levy requirements, set priorities, deconflict duplication and coordinate with all other federal and military organizations. p3

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *WARFARE, *TASK FORCES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *DRUGS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, THREATS, MANPOWER, RESOURCES, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Pharmacology
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE