July 2003
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources


Casteel, Steven W. Narco-Terrorrism FDCH Congressional Testimony, May 29, 2003, 13 p.
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Testimony of the Assistant Administrator for Intelligence Drug Enforcement Administration. Up-to-date definition with  summary of narco-terrorism  by geographic area and organization.

DOD Definitions of Military Terms
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Narco-terrorism defined.

Drugs and Insurgents in Colombia: A Regional Conundrum
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Rand Research Brief (4 p.) summarizing Colombian Labyrinth: The Synergy of Drugs and Insurgency and Its Implications for Regional Stability by Angel Rabasa and Peter Chalk.

Krasna, Joshua S. Narcotics and the National Security of Producer States
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Looks at the effects of narcotics on the politics, government, and national security of producer states, including issues of government corruption, territorial autonomy, and military inadequacy. (20 p.).

McCarthy, Deborah A. Narco-Terrorism. FDCH Congressional Testimony, May 20, 2003, 8 p.
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Testimony of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of States; Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Department of State before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Includes account of measures to combat financial aspects of narcoterrorism.

Miller, Abraham and Nicholas A. Damask . The Dual Myths of Narco-Terrorism: How Myths Drive Policy. Terrorism & Political Violence 8:114-131 Spring 1996.
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Resource links from Common Sense for Drug Policy, an organization promoting a re-evaluation of current drug laws. Articles and links provide information on the history, methods, and consequences of drug trafficking. See, for example: Lessons From History: Some Background Information on Narco-Funded Terrorism at: (3 p.).


Cordesman, Anthony H. Transnational Threats from the Middle East: Crying Wolf or Crying Havoc?. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 1999. 231 p.
Book call no.: 327.5604 C794t

Davids, Douglas J. Narco-Terrorism: A Unified Strategy to Fight a Growing Terrorist Menace . Ardsley, NY, Transnational Publishers, 2002. 176 p.
Book call no.: 363.45 D251n

Ehrenfeld, Rachel. Narco-terrorism. New York, Basic Books, 1990. 225 p.
Book call no.: 363.45 E33n

Ehrenfeld, Rachel. Narco-terrorism: The Kremlin Connection. Washington, Heritage Foundation, 1986. p
Book call no.: 363.450973 E33n

Rabasa, Angel and Chalk, Peter. Colombian Labyrinth: The Synergy of Drugs and Insurgency and Its Implications for Regional Stability. Santa Monica, CA, Rand, 2001. 113 p. (Project Air Force)
Book call no.: 986.10635 R112c

Tarazona-Seviliano, Gabriela. Sendero Luminoso and the Threat of Narcoterrorism.. New York, Praeger, 1990. 168 p.
Book call no.: 909.82 G351w no. 144

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. International Terrorism, Insurgency, and Drug Trafficking: Present Trends in Terrorist Activity. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., 1986. 426 p.
Focuses on threat to Arizona and Southwest border.
Book call no.: 363.450979 U58d

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations. Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics, and International Operations of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, August 29, 30, 31 and September 1, 1989. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., 1989. 183 p.
Book call no.: 363.45 U58da

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Drugs and Terrorism 1984: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United State Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session on Investigation of the Link Between Drugs and Terrorism. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., 1984. 120 p.
Book call no.: 363.45 U58d


Cantrell, Alvin D. Drugs and Terror: A Threat to U.S. National Security. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 1992. 36 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-83 C233d

Schuller, Jeffrey G. The Military's Role in the Drug War: To Just Say No is Not Enough!. Newport, RI, Naval War College, 1989. 30 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 S386m

Steward, Daniel N. Counter-terrorism Joint Task Force: A Paradigm for Counter-narcotics. Newport, RI, Naval War College, 1993. 30 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 S849c

Webb, Patrick F. Narcoterrorism: A Threat to the United States. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 1992. 34 p. (USAWC Military Studies Program paper)
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-83 W367n

Wholley, Michael C. Military Involvement in the War on Drugs: Quo Vadamus?. Newport, RI, Naval War College, 1989. 39 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 W628m


Arbuckle, Tammy. Peru's Drug War--Vietnam-era Methods Won't Net Narco-Guerillas. International Defense Review 23:373-374 April 1990.

Blakesley, Christopher L. Terrorism, Drugs, International Law, and the Protection of Human Liberty. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 16:234-236 July-September 1993.

Blank, Stephen. Narcoterrorism as a Threat to International Security. World & I 16:265-281 December 2001.

Bronskill, Jim. RCMP Says Drug Trade Funded Terror: Hash Smuggling Money from Canada Went to Afghanistan, Report Says. Ottawa Citizen p A5 February 16, 2002.
From Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe (Search term: narcoterrorism) Royal Canadian Mounted Police criminal intelligence report indicates money from Asian drug shipments funded terrorist activities.

Browitt, Jeff. Capital Punishment: The Fragmentation of Colombia and the Crisis of the Nation-State. Third World Quarterly 22:1063-1078 December 2001.
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Chalk, Peter. Southeast Asia and the Golden Triangle's Heroin Trade: Threat and Response. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 23:89-106 April-June 2000.

Clutterbuck, Richard. Terrorism, Drugs and Crime in Europe after 1992. Military Review 35:59 December 1990.

Craig, Richard B. Everybody Talks About the War on Drugs... Orbis 37:135-147 Winter 1993.
Review essay.
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Davis, Robert B. Changing Roles for MI in the 21st Century, Military Intelligence 16:32-35 April-June 1990.

Douglass, Joseph D., Jr. Narcotics Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Terrorism (Aspects None of Us Want to Face). Conservative Review 7:4-10 Summer/Fall 1996.

Ehrenfeld, Rachel. Narcoterrorism: The Soviet Connection. Defense & Diplomacy 8:11-15 September 1990.

Filippone, Robert. Medellin Cartel: Why We Can't Win the Drug War. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 17:323-344 October-December 1994.

Franco, George H. Their Darkest Hour: Colombia's Government and the Narco-Insurgency. Parameters 30:83-93 Summer 2000.
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Gato, Gerard. Insurgencies, Terrorist Groups and Indigenous Movements: An Annotated Bibliography. Military Review 79:72-82 July-August 1999.
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Gunaratna, Rohan. Transnational Threats in the Post-Cold War Era. Jane's Intelligence Review 13:46-50 January 2001.

Hertling, Mark P. Narcoterrorism--The New Unconventional War. Military Review 70:16-28 March 1990.

Jamieson, Alison. Recent Narcotics and Mafia Research. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 15:39-51 January-March 1992.

Leader, Stefan. Cash for Carnage: Funding the Modern Terrorist. Jane's Intelligence Review 10:42-46 May 1998.

Makarenko, Tamara. Terrorism and Drug Trafficking Threaten Stability in Central Asia. Jane's Intelligence Review 12:28-30 November 2000.

Meyer, Dan C. Myth of Narcoterrorism in Latin America. Military Review 70:64-70 March 1990.

Perl, Raphael F. Drugs and Foreign Policy: A Critical Review. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 18:323-344 October-December 1995.

Robertson, J. Michael. Latin American Revolutionaries in the Post-Soviet Era: The Case of Sendero Luminoso. Strategic Review 20:42-49 Winter 1992.

Roos, John G. The Enemy Next Door: Good Reasons to Hammer South America's Drug Cartels. Armed Forces Journal International 137:40+ March 2000.

Shannon, Elaine. The New War on Afghan Heroin. Time 160:23 November 25, 2002.
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Silke, Andrew. In Defense of the Realm: Financing Loyalist Terrorism in Northern Ireland--Part One: Extortion and Blackmail. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 21:331-361 October-December 1998.
Part II: Drink, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: Financing Loyalist Terrorism in Northern Ireland: Part Two Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 23:107-127 April-June 2000.

Sinai, Joshua. Islamist Terrorism and Narcotrafficking in Uzbekistan. Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategy Policy 28, no. 5:7-8 2000.

Turbiville, Graham H., Jr. Counter-Narcotics--International Dimensions of a Soviet Internal Security Problem. Military Review 70:49-62 December 1990.

Turbiville, Graham H., Jr. Drugs and Terror: Eastern European and Transnational Security Threats. Military Review 71:57-68 December 1991.

Wiencek, David. Drug Money: The Fuel for Global Terrorism. Jane's Intelligence Review 12:49-54 February 2000.

Wilson, Gary I. Countering Narco-terrorism. Marine Corps Gazette 73:26-27 January 1989.

Wilson, Gary I. Drug War Revisited. Marine Corps Gazette 74:18-20 March 1990.

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