Counterdrug Operations Case Study

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There are several significant planning considerations the DOD must identify and incorporate when providing support to domestic law enforcement agencies during counterdrug operations. Firstly, DOD support to counterdrug operations is part of a whole of government effort to eliminate the transport and transfer of illegal drugs into the US. DOD is the lead federal agency for the detection and monitoring (D&M) of aerial and maritime transit of illegal drugs into the US as outlined in the National Defense Authorization Acts of 1990 and 1991. The desired end result of D&M is the interdiction and apprehension by Law Enforcement Agency (LEA). DOD assists partner nations (PN) in counter drug (CD) operations, only when specifically requested by LEA and
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