The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics and Espionage Intrigues That Shaped the DEA

The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics and Espionage Intrigues That Shaped the DEA

by Douglas Valentine
     
 

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Through interviews with former narcotics agents, politicians, and bureaucrats, this exposé documents previously unknown aspects of the history of federal drug law enforcement from the formation of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) up until the present day. Written in an easily accessible

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Through interviews with former narcotics agents, politicians, and bureaucrats, this exposé documents previously unknown aspects of the history of federal drug law enforcement from the formation of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) up until the present day. Written in an easily accessible style, the narrative examines how successive administrations expanded federal drug law enforcement operations at home and abroad; investigates how the CIA comprised the war on drugs; analyzes the Regan, Bush, and Clinton administrations’ failed attempts to alter the DEA's course; and traces the agency's evolution into its final and current stage of “narco-terrorism.”   

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"Doug Valentine belongs to that precious remnant of journalists and historians with the wisdom to see our time, the integrity and courage to write about it, and the literary grace to bring it all chillingly alive."  —Roger Morris, member of the National Security Council under Presidents Johnson and Nixon, who resigned in protest over the invasion of Cambodia

"An indispensible resource for those who wish to understand the politics of drug enforcement in America; and for those with any sense of the subject's real importance it is a gripping read as well." —Peter Dale Scott, author, Drugs, Oil and War, and coauthor, The War Conspiracy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979988653
Publisher:
Trine Day
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
786,859
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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Peter Dale Scott
An indispensible resource for those who wish to understand the politics of drug enforcement in America; and for those with any sense of the subject's real importance it is a gripping read as well. (Peter Dale Scott, author, The War Conspiracy, and coauthor, Drugs, Oil and War)
Roger Morris
Doug Valentine belongs to that precious remnant of journalists and historians with the wisdom to see our time, the integrity and courage to write about it, and the literary grace to bring it all chillingly alive. (Roger Morris, member of the National Security Council under Presidents Johnson and Nixon, and author of bestselling biographies.)

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