How the U.S. Can Better Suppress Illegal Drug Trafficking in the Carribbean

US drug trafficking Caribbean
U.S. Coast Guard members sit atop a seized semi-submersible suspected smuggling vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean as the cutter Harriet Lane maneuvers nearby Oct. 24, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Patrick Kelley)

The Center for International Maritime Security published an article, “How the US Can Better Suppress Drug Trafficking in the Caribbean,” by One Earth Future’s Laura Burroughs in which she discusses the recent US Navy effort to crack down on drug trafficking in the Caribbean. While the US is making significant investments in intelligence and maritime law enforcement, these investments do not guarantee long-term success. The article recommends specific considerations that could help to create lasting and sustainable change.