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dc.contributor.advisorGiraldo, Jeanne
dc.contributor.advisorBerger, Marcos
dc.contributor.authorWhitworth, Steven Scott
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:08Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:08Z
dc.date.issued2008-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4024
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to tell the untold story of the ascendance of Mexican DTOs over the production and distribution of methamphetamine. By adding this dimension to a story that has typically focused on the role of Mexican DTOs in the cocaine trade, it explains the spread of meth use in the U.S. and the challenges currently facing U.S. law enforcement officials attempting to combat the illegal methamphetamine trade. It concludes that the trick is to formulate international anti-drug policy that incorporates the "balloon effect" and anticipates the creation of a new challenge even as the old one is being laid low. If nothing else, the untold story of how the Mexican cartels rose to monopolize the methamphetamine trade in the United States demonstrates that the formulation of anti-drug policy needs to bridge the gap between tactical success and strategic failure. Drug lords come and drug lords go but the war on drugs goes on. If real progress is to be made, then the specifics, such as the story of how the Mexican DTOs took over the methamphetamine trade needs to be told and retold and integrated into the broader anti-drug policy initiative of the day.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theuntoldstoryof109454024
dc.format.extentxiv, 73 p. : col maps, col. ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshMethamphetamineen_US
dc.subject.lcshDrug Tradeen_US
dc.subject.lcshMexicoen_US
dc.subject.lcshMexican Drug Trade Organizationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMexican Cartelsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCocaineen_US
dc.subject.lcshColombian Cartelsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNAFTAen_US
dc.subject.lcshPlan Colombiaen_US
dc.subject.lcsh“Balloon Effect”en_US
dc.titleThe untold story of Mexico's rise and eventual monopoly of the methamphetamine tradeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorMethamphetamineen_US
dc.subject.authorDrug Tradeen_US
dc.subject.authorMexicoen_US
dc.subject.authorMexican Drug Trade Organizationsen_US
dc.subject.authorMexican Cartelsen_US
dc.subject.authorCocaineen_US
dc.subject.authorColombian Cartelsen_US
dc.subject.authorNAFTAen_US
dc.subject.authorPlan Colombiaen_US
dc.subject.author“Balloon Effect”en_US
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc245049231
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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