Accession Number : ADA326376

Title :   A Change in the Wind.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Adan, Richard J.

PDF Url : ADA326376

Report Date : 23 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The Cold War is over - the threat of communist expansion is gone - and the American public is turning both inward and isolationist, focusing on domestic policies. This strategic study addresses the recent change in the strategic environment, as it pertains to drugs. It depicts the impact on the strategic environment caused by alliances between transnational criminal organizations. It describes the impact of these alliances at the international level, especially on Mexico, and the United States. It argues that U.S. citizens have mandated a need for combating drug trafficking. It suggests that our government must relook its current position and assign our armed forces a lead role in stopping the illicit flow of drugs from outside the United States. It also recommends that our military establishment free itself of its Cold War paradigms and realize the importance of this mission to the American public.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *DRUG INTERDICTION, *DRUG SMUGGLING, *CRIMINOLOGY, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), POLICIES, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THREATS, DOMESTIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, MEXICO.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE