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Exploratory Study of Operational Approaches to Increase Narcotics Interdiction in the Maritime Domain   [open pdf - 726KB]

From the thesis abstract: "This study investigates the operational aspects of counter-narcotics operations in the maritime domain. Research utilizes design methodology to assess the current and desired operating environments, as well as identify operational gaps. Research assumed current fiscal constraints and capital asset restrictions, limiting operational approach recommendations to current force allocations. It does not call for additional assets, but does provide focus areas should they become available in the future. This study focuses heavily on U.S. Coast Guard cocaine interdiction efforts primarily due to available metrics; and in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean from 2006-2011 in order to provide a bounded, yet actionable and relevant study area. Research includes an extensive study of the cocaine source zone as well as recommending a new definition for the transit and arrival zones. Additionally, non-maritime lines of effort are proposed in order to make multi-national efforts more effective."

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2012-06-08
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Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library: http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/
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