Accession Number : ADA328222

Title :   What Are the Legal Limits of Department of Defense Domestic Counterdrug Support Operations to Law Enforcement Agencies?

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Klein, Robert L.

PDF Url : ADA328222

Report Date : 08 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The National Drug Control Strategy that is proclaimed every year at the highest levels of government actually translates to some kind of action in the field. This is no more apparent than when it comes to law enforcement. Strategy that is planned at such a high level of government can become rather obtuse when it hits the ground. Military leaders at the grunt level must be able to understand the intent of this strategy in terms of legally executable orders. The infringement on constitutional rights caused by a misapplied order might damage the military's ability to support counterdrug operations for law enforcement agencies in the future. This research paper begins by showing where in law military counterdrug support to law enforcement agencies is allowed and to what extent. Then this paper examines by the illustration of scenarios several different missions for both Title 10 and Title 32 personnel to show some of the legal envelopes.

Descriptors :   *LAW ENFORCEMENT, *DRUG ABUSE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, STRATEGY, LIMITATIONS, DOMESTIC, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE