This assignment is a research paper of 8-10 pages including research and analysis designed to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. It focuses on the effectiveness of various intelligence collection disciplines applicable to the U.S. counter-narcotics mission. Use course resources and academic outside resources to supplement your analysis. In this assignment, you will show that you understand and are able to evaluate the coursework.
Be sure to use at least 5 sources to support your argument and use Turabian citation format . In reviewing course materials for your paper, be sure to consider the videos as well the readings.
Evaluate the effectiveness of various intelligence collection disciplines applicable to the U.S. counter-narcotics mission by developing a counter-narcotics strategy against a drug trafficking organization. Choose a DTO (either a specific one such as “the Sinaloa Cartel” or a general one such as “a DTO operating in Colombia”). First, develop a counter-narcotics plan that incorporates the use of each of the intelligence disciplines, being sure to discuss which agencies will participate in the operation for each discipline. Second, look at the plan from the viewpoint of the drug trafficking and delineate how you (as a DTO) will change your methods of operation to avoid the law enforcement efforts.