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Department of Homeland Security Counternarcotics Doctrine   [open pdf - 393KB]

"The counternarcotics mission is interagency, inter-departmental, and international in scope. Within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the counternarcotics effort crosses component lines, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement playing major roles, and other components actively participating as well. Each DHS Component approaches its counternarcotics efforts as a subset of its broader mission. The multi-component character of the DHS counternarcotics effort creates valuable operational synergies. In order to optimize our operational capabilities, however, our Department's leadership at all levels must understand and apply a set of unifying principles and priorities. DHS Counternarcotics Doctrine provides a means for achieving this end, by coordinating counternarcotics operations and enabling unity of effort. The counternarcotics mission is interagency, inter-departmental, and international in scope. Within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the counternarcotics effort crosses component lines, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement playing major roles, and other components actively participating as well. Each DHS Component approaches its counternarcotics efforts as a subset of its broader mission. The multi-component character of the DHS counternarcotics effort creates valuable operational synergies. In order to optimize our operational capabilities, however, our Department's leadership at all levels must understand and apply a set of unifying principles and priorities. DHS Counternarcotics Doctrine provides a means for achieving this end, by coordinating counternarcotics operations and enabling unity of effort."

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2010-06-15
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