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Military Roles Studies
- Added September 24, 2013
- Type: Letort Papers
- The Real "Long War": The Illicit Drug Trade and the Role of the Military. Authored by Professor Geoffrey Till.
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With a shift in focus and priority from likely involvement in large-scale counterinsurgency operations, the limited likelihood of continental traditional warfighting operations, together with the onset of an era of budgetary austerity, the U.S. Army may need to give greater attention to its role in responding to the many nontraditional threats to the peace and security of the United States. Of these, the illicit trade in drugs ranks highly because of its massive effects on human, national, and international security.