COUNTERDRUG OPS Offer a Chance to Excel

Daly, William R.
March 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Mar2004, Vol. 130 Issue 3, p67
Conference Proceeding
The article states that having viewed from a long-term perspective, counterdrug operations, such as the recent counterdrug deployment of Thomas S. Gates, are good for the country, the navy and the ship. Many surface warfare officers say that counterdrug operations is not where the action is. But the author, having deployed to many areas and having conducted a productive and fun counterdrug deployment on board, states that the perception of counterdrug deployments as uneventful or irrelevant is both incorrect and myopic. A counterdrug deployment provides definitive national gains. Successful drug hunting will impede the movement of this destructive influence into the U.S.


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