Analyzing Maritime Transportation of Illegal Drugs from South America Final Report
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This report addresses two objectives: (1) estimating the steady-state presence of drug- trafficking vessels at sea originating from South America, (2) analyzing how Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) may alter the flow of drug shipments at sea in response to actions taken by the US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). This information will provide insight to USSOUTHCOM about the effect of force allocation on the outcome of counter-drug operations.
M. P. Atkinson, M. Kress, and R. Szechtman