Publication:
Narcotics and national security : refining the military option

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Authors
Chassee, Thomas J.
Cobb, Michael M.
Subjects
"Drug war"
Narcotrafficking
Military Options
Insurgency and Narcotics
Political
Social and Economic Impact of Narcotrafficking
Advisors
Winterford, David
Date of Issue
1990-12
Date
1990-12
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Language
Abstract
A comprehensive study of the 'Drug War' with particular emphasis on the increased role of the U.S. Military. Application of military force should be based on an understanding of the political, social and economic impact of Andean narcotrafficking. This thesis addresses these issues, evaluates current anti- narcotic strategies, and defines the most prudent use of military resources. Initially, the thesis highlights the Latin American drug connection and its impact on political instability, guerrilla insurgencies, corruption and respective economies. Based on this foundation, the 'supply' and 'demand' strategies of the United States are presented and evaluated. Finally, the thesis proposes limited usage of U.S. air and naval assets in support of law enforcement agencies, while minimizing exposure of in-country U.S. ground forces.
Type
Thesis
Description
Series/Report No
Department
National Security Affairs (NSA)
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
Sponsors
Funder
Format
vi, 171 p.
Citation
Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Collections