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Evaluating the war on drugs

Alfonso PeГ±a

Evaluating the war on drugs

US and Colombian interdiction efforts

by Alfonso PeГ±a

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School, Available from National Technical Information Service in Monterey, Calif, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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During the past decade, a great debate has arisen over the course of drug policy in the United States and in Colombia. In both countries, there are many factors to be considered relating to the issue of drug abuse and narcotics trafficking. There is also a variety of opinion about what to do to solve the problem. This thesis examines the background and nature of cocaine-related activity in Colombia and the transport of cocaine to the US for consumption. Additionally, it inquires into the ongoing efforts of agencies of both countries to enforce an effective interdiction policy. Production, transport, and seizure issues and statistics are discussed, and there is an analysis of the interdiction effort in terms of cost effectiveness and supply and demand. This work concludes that there is a need for reexamination of the intent and execution of policy regarding drug trafficking, exhibited by the failure of current policies based upon statistical evidence. Additionally, there is a recommendation for more partnership between the governments and people of the US and Colombia in addressing the problem.

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StatementAlfonso Peña
The Physical Object
Pagination132 p. ;
Number of Pages132
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Open LibraryOL25518601M

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Pages: War on Drugs. The term "war on drugs" was first used by President Richard Nixon into explain his administration's amendment to the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of Before Nixon came to power, there had been talk of decriminalizing or legalizing drugs.

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Crucially, it shows that, at a time when global order is in flux, critically evaluating the regime’s securitisation through the war on drugs provides key insights into other global governance realms. Popular War On Drugs Books - Goodreads. “Johann Hari’s book is the perfect antidote to the war on drugs, one of the most under-discussed moral injustices of our time.

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Colombia has had a long history of drug trafficking, organized crime, and violence and has been at the epicenter of the US-led war on drugs for decades. Unlike some of the other case studies in this book, Colombia has been— and continues to be—a major producer of : Jonathan D.

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It massively spikes in the s during alcohol prohibition, then falls when alcohol is legalised, and only massively rises again with the huge intensification of drug prohibition in the s.

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systematically evaluate the costs of the war on drugs, there is nonetheless a substantial body of research available to demonstrate their scale and scope. In addition to this report, other resources documenting the costs of current drug policy can be found on the Count the Costs website,where many materialsFile Size: 6MB.

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