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Ending the Militarys Counternarcotics Mission United States Army War College

Ending the Militarys Counternarcotics Mission

United States Army War College

Published October 3rd 2014
ISBN : 9781502590251
Paperback
30 pages
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 About the Book 

The US War on Drugs was introduced to the US public. The US military had worked with other countries combating illicit narcotics production and trafficking before that time. President Bushs February 1989 primetime speech, however, marked a shiftMoreThe US War on Drugs was introduced to the US public. The US military had worked with other countries combating illicit narcotics production and trafficking before that time. President Bushs February 1989 primetime speech, however, marked a shift that would lead to billions of taxpayer dollars being spent by the Department of Defense in its counternarcotics mission, named a national priority by then-President Bush and every US President since then. This book will question the results of the US militarys counternarcotics effort and propose that in todays constrained fiscal environment, perhaps the military should begin to withdraw from that mission and instead refocus its efforts on its key mission areas, i.e., more tangible threats to our nations security.