From the thesis abstract: "The United States military's role in the War on Drugs has had a negative impact domestically and internationally. The military's strategy in the War on Drugs has depended on a concept of interdiction and eradication that has suffered from a lack of resources necessary to accomplish its objectives. Moreover, it has contributed to the overworked and overextended use of the armed forces. Internationally, the militaries strategy has contributed to the criminalization of source countries peasant populations and has undermined the militaries strategy for winning the War on Terror. Furthermore, this strategy has caused the United States to shift scarce resources from domestic law enforcement and local agencies to the Pentagon and the Military Industrial Complex."
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