Accession Number : ADA312812

Title :   Operational Fires in Support of Counterdrug Campaigns.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Laughton, Mark S.

PDF Url : ADA312812

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Operational fires have been executed that employed an indirect, non-lethal approach to attack the illicit drug industries center of gravity. These operational fires when viewed for the broad consequences they have on the enemy, serve to influence the courses of action at his disposal by 'shaping' the environment in which he operates. As an example, US SOUTHCOM's host nation support operations facilitated the 'funneling' of several drug industry Kingpins onto a field that permitted direct engagement by other means. When these fires are evaluated from that perspective it is clear that operational fires support the attainment of CD campaign objectives.

Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *FIRE SUPPORT, *DRUG INTERDICTION, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, INTERDICTION, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY PLANNING, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, INDIRECT FIRE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE