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dc.contributor.advisorRussell, James A.
dc.contributor.authorCatalano, Jonathan R.
dc.dateMar-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T20:41:37Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T20:41:37Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/32803
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the effectiveness of foreign assistance pursuant to national security objectives. Counter narcotics initiatives in Colombia are utilized in a case-study approach that conducts an analysis of the different components of foreign assistance that were designed to curb the flow of illicit narcotics into the United States. The focus for this study involved the estimated coca cultivation quantities from the 32 different departments in Colombia. The application of assistance applied toward eradication, interdiction, and alternative development programs are delineated in their efficacy toward achieving the desired end state. Additional analysis is made for six of the top coca-cultivating departments in Colombia. Economic factors are also considered as a contributing factor in the overall coca cultivating reduction within Colombia from 2000 to 2011. The intent of this study is to determine whether foreign assistance is an effective tool for achieving security objectives in counter drug policy. Additionally, this thesis aims to provide insight into which components of foreign assistance are more effective at achieving overall illicit crop reductions. Furthermore, this thesis intends to provide recommendations for the future application of foreign assistance pursuant to counter narcotics policy.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theefficacyoffor1094532803
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleTHE EFFICACY OF FOREIGN ASSISTANCE IN COUNTER NARCOTICSen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGingeras, Ryan
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorForeign Assistanceen_US
dc.subject.authorPlan Colombiaen_US
dc.subject.authorInterdictionen_US
dc.subject.authorAlternative Developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorEradicationen_US
dc.subject.authorAndean Counterdrug Initiativeen_US
dc.subject.authorSecurityen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Defense Decision-making And Planning)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Defense Decision-making And Planning)en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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