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Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America

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When the San Jose Mercury News ran a controversial series of stories in 1996 on the relationship between the CIA, the Contras, and crack, they reignited the issue of the intelligence agency's connections to drug trafficking, initially brought to light during the Vietnam War and then again by the Iran-Contra affair. Broad in scope and extensively documented, Cocaine Politics shows that under the cover of national security and covert operations, the U.S. government has repeatedly collaborated with and protected major international drug traffickers. A new preface discusses developments of the last six years, including the Mercury News stories and the public reaction they provoked.

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Shows that under the cover of national security and covert operations, the US government has repeatedly collaborated with and protected major international drug traffickers. A new preface discusses the developments of the six years from 1992 to 1998.

Synopsis:

"Tells the sordid story of how elements of our own government went to work with narcotics traffickers, and then fought to suppress the truth about what they had done."—Jonathan Winer, Counsel, Kerry Subcommittee on Terrorism and Narcotics

Synopsis:

"This important, explosive report forcefully argues that the 'war on drugs' is largely a sham, as the U.S. government is one of the world's largest drug pushers. . . . (authors) Scott and Marshall call for immediate political action to end Washington's complicity. Their heavily documented book deserves a wide audience".--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-257) and index.

About the Author

Peter Dale Scott is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (California, 1993). Scott is also a poet: in 2002, his "Seculum" trilogy won a Lannan Literary Award. Jonathan Marshall is the Economics Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of To Have and Have Not: Southeast Asian Raw Materials and the Origins of the Pacific War (California, 1995).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520214491
Author:
Scott, Peter Dale
Author:
Marshall, Jonathan
Author:
nathan Marshall
Author:
Jo
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Narcotics, control of
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Central intelligence agency
Subject:
Cocaine industry
Subject:
Political corruption -- Central America.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Drug control - Central America
Subject:
Drug control - Political aspects -
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
First Edition, With a new preface
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
279
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 1 lb

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Product details 279 pages University of California Press - English 9780520214491 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Shows that under the cover of national security and covert operations, the US government has repeatedly collaborated with and protected major international drug traffickers. A new preface discusses the developments of the six years from 1992 to 1998.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Tells the sordid story of how elements of our own government went to work with narcotics traffickers, and then fought to suppress the truth about what they had done."—Jonathan Winer, Counsel, Kerry Subcommittee on Terrorism and Narcotics
"Synopsis" by , "This important, explosive report forcefully argues that the 'war on drugs' is largely a sham, as the U.S. government is one of the world's largest drug pushers. . . . (authors) Scott and Marshall call for immediate political action to end Washington's complicity. Their heavily documented book deserves a wide audience".--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
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