Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Roderic Ai Camp
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© 2016 J. Camilo Vilaseca
The United States, the number one consumer of drugs in the world, since 1969, has made it their goal to decrease the supply of drugs to a global zero. However, the vast supply of US drugs consumed do not originate in the US. To understand the impact of US anti-drug policy, mainly interdiction, eradication, and the targeting of DTO’s abroad, I conducted three case studies of three states with which the US has participated with in the drug war: Colombia, Honduras, and Mexico. What I found is that in each situation, each state approaches their own domestic drug war (with US support) as a COIN. However, given the unique nature of DTOs, this COIN strategy has failed, weakening the state institutions of the countries.
Vilaseca, J. Camilo, "One Hell of a Drug: Counter Insurgency as a US Anti-Drug Trafficking Strategy in Latin America and its Effect on Democratic Institutions" (2016). CMC Senior Theses. 1334.
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