Accession Number : ADA332018

Title :   The Role of the United States Military in Counterdrug Operations in the Year 2000

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 5 Aug 96-6 Jun 97

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Hodges, Adele E.

PDF Url : ADA332018

Report Date : 06 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This study looks into the feasibility of change in the United States military's role in counterdrug operations in the year 2000. The dangers of illegal drug usage and trafficking have had a major effect on the United States. In 1983 President Reagan declared a 'war on drugs' because of the threat narcotics trafficking posed to the national security of the United States. in doing this, he enrolled the use of many Federal agencies to include the military. The drug threat remains a threat to the United States as many countries abroad continue to depend on the income from illegal drug products for their livelihood. However, with the possibility of decreased personnel and financial resources, the future status of the military is hard to envision. The possibility of an increased role or continued current counterdrug role may affect combat readiness of the military.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATIONAL SECURITY, THREATS, THESES, MILITARY PLANNING, DRUG INTERDICTION, NARCOTICS, DRUG SMUGGLING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE