Accession Number : ADA326397

Title :   Gaining the Cooperation of Reluctant Allies in the Drug War.

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Keller, Thomas G.

PDF Url : ADA326397

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The illegal drug problem has been attacked from many angles, from interdiction to education, arguing whether the problem was rooted in supply or demand. Efforts were laudable, but execution flawed, resulting in limited success. In the past, we have attacked the drug problem in an uncoordinated fashion. That is, with little cooperation between source and user countries. Mr. Timothy E. Wirth, Under Secretary for Global Affairs points out that 'We must have the cooperation of drug-producing and drug-transit countries. . .'. There's no better time than now to gain that international cooperation and execute a global drug strategy -- in the post cold-war era, where we're moving toward a global economy; a global environment; developing an interdependence between nations; and, literally breaking down walls. We must capitalize on the 'new world order,' taking advantage of opportunities provided across the spectrum -- diplomatic, political, economic, and military.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *DRUG INTERDICTION, GLOBAL, NATIONAL SECURITY, EDUCATION, SUPPLY DEPOTS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, DRUG SMUGGLING, DRUG ABUSE, DEMAND(ECONOMICS).

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE