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MURL D. MUNGER is a national security affairs consultant specializing in the areas of international terrorism and illicit drug trafficking. A retired Colonel of Infantry, he held a wide variety of positions including 5 years of command; service on the Army General Staff and the U.S. Army War College faculty; and assignment to the Office of Policy Development, The White House, during the Reagan administration. After retiring from military service, he served as an Associate Research Professor of National Security Affairs with the Strategic Studies Institute and as an Associate Professor of Political Science at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He has written extensively on Latin American and Caribbean issues and on political terrorism. Also he is coauthor of the Strategic Studies Institute publications Interdiction of Illegal Drug Trafficking--U.S. Army Support to Civil Authority (1986) and Campaign Planning and the Drug War (1991). Colonel Munger is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the University of Kansas, and Shippensburg University. He is a licensed professional geological engineer and has master's degrees in political science and in mass communications.
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Authored by COL (RET) William W. Mendel, COL (RET) Murl D. Munger.
The primary purpose of this publication is to show how the principles and techniques of strategic and operational planning can be applied to the supply reduction side of our national effort to curb the trafficking of illicit drugs. An earlier version was published in 1991 which introduced campaign planning methodology as a means to help bridge the gap existing between the policy and strategy.