"This study reviews the national strategy under the Bush Administration, the emerging national strategy under President Clinton and DoD's implementation in the Latin American region. A discussion of the impact on Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) follows with regard to budget, affected programs and theater strategic objectives. Possible implications for the future of this region and the impact on U.S. national security interests are addressed. The study suggests that the drug problem is a long term commitment requiring U.S. support throughout the source-transit-demand spectrum. The U.S. must continue to provide with the necessary resources through a multi-lateral approach because the trafficker has no regard for international borders."
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/