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NCJ Number: 122062 Find in a Library
Title: DOD Counter-Drug Activities: GAO Review of DOD's Compliance With FY 1989 DOD Authorization Act
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 22
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document discusses the Department of Defense's (DOD) counter-drug activities pursuant to the requirements of the fiscal year 1989 DOD Authorization Act.
Abstract: The National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1989 significantly increased DOD's counter-drug responsibility by tasking DOD to (1) become the lead agency for detecting and monitoring illegal drugs entering the United States, (2) integrate U.S. command, control, communications, and technical intelligence assets dedicated to drug interdiction into an effective communications network, and, (3) enhance the expanded use of the Army and Air National Guard in supporting drug enforcement activities. It appears too early to evaluate whether DOD's strategy of tasking the Atlantic, Pacific, NORAD, and Southern Commanders with carrying out detection and monitoring operations will significantly affect the supply of drugs in the U.S. The Interagency Working Group for Drug Enforcement Communications was formed to provide the framework for an integrated communication network. An assessment of the use of the National Guard in supporting drug enforcement activities indicates that not all efforts will be successful or worthwhile. Appendix.
Main Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Federal drug laws
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Federal law enforcement agencies; US Department of Defense
Note: Statement of Frank C. Conahan, Assistant Comptroller General for National Security and International Affairs, before the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives.
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