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

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

by Peter Dale Scott, Jonathan Marshall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520077814

ISBN-13: 9780520077812

Pub. Date: 03/17/1992

Publisher: University of California Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520077812
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/17/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.75(d)

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