Accession Number : ADA326436

Title :   The Role of U.S. Special Operations Forces in Counter-Drug Activities.

Descriptive Note : Strategic research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Ryan, Thomas M.

PDF Url : ADA326436

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : U.S. Special Operations Command invests a great deal of time, manpower and equipment to train Domestic Law Enforcement Agencies in conducting counterdrug operations and to assist foreign governments in their efforts to combat the production and distribution of illegal drugs. SOF also conducts detection, monitoring and interdiction along the U.S. southwestern land border and throughout the Caribbean basin. This paper examines the drug problem within the U.S., defines the national and military counterdrug strategy and assesses the value of this mission to SOF and their contribution to the national effort of countering illegal drugs in the U.S.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, *DRUG INTERDICTION, NATIONAL SECURITY, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, MANPOWER, MILITARY TACTICS, SURVEILLANCE, DRUG SMUGGLING, CARIBBEAN SEA, SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE