Reducing Drug Trafficking in the United States

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Running Head: Should the government recruit discharged and retired military personnel to reduce drug trafficking?1

Reducing drug trafficking in the United States
Linda Ellison
ENG 122
Charlie Johnson
November 21, 2011

Running Head: Should the government recruit discharged and retired military personnel to reduce drug trafficking?2 Proposed Claim:
Our government/military can stop or reduce drug trafficking in the United States. There is a solution that can be used to keep drugs out of our country and that solution is to hire discharged and retired military personnel to man our Mexican boarders. We’ve got a huge number of discharged and retired military personnel that are highly trained to operate in a capacity to restore our country. Currently, the U.S. Border Patrol employs over 20,200 agents who are specifically responsible for patrolling the Mexican and Canadian borders at the same time. The number of illegal drug traffickers caught dropped from 1.2 million in 2005 to 541,000 in 2009. If we can hire discharged and retired military personnel we can cover more miles and save our country billions of dollars.

Running Head: Should the government recruit discharged and retired military personnel to reduce drug trafficking?3 RESEARCH PROPOSAL
According to the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy, “Today’s problems are the result of yesterday’s solutions” (Kilgour 1998). In a number of countries, drug trafficking has become a worldwide problem that can be won through military interventions. In addition to reducing supply and demand, the United States are taking actions to establish new drug reduction strategies and programs to combat the illicit manufacturing and drug trafficking involved in the U.S. (National Drug Control Strategy (U.S.) 1998). My research paper will provide information, solutions and results to eliminate or restrict the harmful acts upon our country....
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