Accession Number : ADA325214

Title :   The Counter-Narcotics Dilemma.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : South, J. C., III

PDF Url : ADA325214

Report Date : 05 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The long-term nature of counter-drug efforts requires a serious and persistent effort, based upon dedicated funding and unity of effort. Anything less will result in wasted resources and strategic failure. Interdiction, while both costly and marginally effective in its own right, is absolutely necessary if efforts attempting to reduce production and demand are to be successful. A realignment of the current counter-narcotics organization and its command structure is crucial if interdiction is to remain a viable part of the strategy. The fusion of intelligence, assets and further streamlining will improve the chances of meeting mission objectives. The alignment of AORs to more closely fit the geographic responsibilities of the two cognizant CINCs will be better served through existing command structures, and maintain a regional, vice operational, focus.

Descriptors :   *DRUG INTERDICTION, *NARCOTICS, MILITARY STRATEGY, NAVY, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, COUNTERMEASURES, PERU, COLOMBIA, DRUG SMUGGLING, BOLIVIA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE