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NCJ Number: 155846 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Control: Impact of DOD's Detection and Monitoring on Cocaine Flow
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
National Security and International Affairs Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 32
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines how the United States Department of Defense (DOD) implemented its mission under Federal law as the lead agency for detecting and monitoring air and maritime drug traffic and the contribution that DOD's mission makes to the national goal of reducing drug supplies entering the United States.
Abstract: The analysis revealed that DOD has given detection and monitoring a high priority, adopting a cooperative, pragmatic approach to implementing the mission. Although this approach has allowed DOD to expand national surveillance of drug traffic through its significant commitment of aircraft, radar, and other resources, it has not produced fully integrated detection and monitoring operations. Moreover, DOD's detection and monitoring efforts have not had a significant impact on the national goal of reducing drug supplies. The estimated cocaine flow in the United States did not decrease in 1989 and 1990. The failure to reduce cocaine supplies measurably results from the enormous profits of drug trafficking and the inability of current technology to find cocaine hidden in conveyances. Regardless of how well DOD carries out its detection and monitoring mission, the current interdiction efforts alone cannot raise cocaine traffickers' costs and risks enough to make a difference. Figures and list of sources
Main Term(s): Military role in drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Import/export regulations; Interagency cooperation; US Department of Defense
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