Despite the efforts of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Government, Armed Forces, and other law enforcement agencies, illegal drug uses continues to be a major issue. The direct connection between illicit drugs and terrorism, specifically in Afghanistan, poses a major threat to America along with the effects these drugs have on public health. In order to continue to successfully counter illegal drug trafficking and abuse in the United States it is essential to bolster numerous aspects of the Drug Enforcement Administration its efforts. This includes management, public-private partnerships, and critical infrastructure protection. It is also necessary for the Drug Enforcement Administration to develop strategic plans and carry out assessments of all efforts to insure each programs success. This document will address all of these areas in order to illustrate how to move forward in combating illegal drug trafficking, sales, and abuse.
Ogden, Benjamin Martin, "The United States Drug Enforcement Administration: Pertaining to Public Safety and Homeland Security" (2012). Master in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals Master's Projects. Paper 10.