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

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Publisher Comments:

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.

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

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:
9780520077812
Subtitle:
Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Scott, Peter Dale
Author:
Marshall, Jonathan
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19920317
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .625 in 15 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Latin America » Central America
History and Social Science » US History » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » General

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