Operation Ghost Dancer

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BLM in Oregon

Joint federal, state and local event led by Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Operation Ghost Dancer was conducted in Oregon, west of the Cascade Mountain Range from the northern border with Washington to the southern border with California. A good description of this interagency operation is provided by Henry J. Richter, Operation Ghost Dancer: The Use of Active Duty Army forces in Marijuana Eradication, Military Studies Project, U.S. Army War College (Carlisle, PA: March 11, 1991) [1]


  1. William W. Mendel, "Counterdrug Strategy - Illusive Victory: From Blast Furnace to Green Sweep", US Army’s Combined Arms Center, December 1992.