Accession Number : ADA313647

Title :   Military Support to Domestic Law Enforcement Agencies: A Policy With Unintended Consequences.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Stelzer, Edward E.

PDF Url : ADA313647

Report Date : 01 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : When President Bush signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 1989, he agreed to a policy change instituted by Congress which required the Department of Defense to provide counterdrug support to domestic law enforcement agencies. During the intervening years, domestic law enforcement has come to depend on this support, and the support has become a force multiplier for these agencies. This policy inquiry was undertaken to specifically determine the effect, if any, the reduction of operational support would have on domestic law enforcement agencies. What the inquiry revealed was a much greater reliance on the support than was initially suspected.

Descriptors :   *POLICIES, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *DOMESTIC, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY STRATEGY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MODIFICATION, REDUCTION, LEGISLATION, NATIONAL DEFENSE, DRUG INTERDICTION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE