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The politics of heroin : CIA complicity in the global drug trade : Afghanistan, Southeast Asia, Central America, Colombia

Author: Alfred W McCoy
Publisher: Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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The first book to prove CIA and U.S. government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today. Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central America. New chapters detail  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCoy, Alfred W.
Politics of heroin.
Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, ©2003
(OCoLC)651901416
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred W McCoy
ISBN: 1556524838 9781556524837
OCLC Number: 50982369
Notes: "The second revised edition of The politics of heroin in Southeast Asia"--Title page verso.
Description: xxvi, 710 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: A history of heroin ... Sicily : home of the Mafia --
Marseille : America's heroin laboratory --
Opium for the natives --
Cold War opium boom --
South Vietnam's heroin traffic --
Hong Kong : Asia's heroin laboratory --
The Golden Triangle --
War on drugs --
The CIA's covert wars.
Responsibility: Alfred W. McCoy.
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The first book to prove CIA and U.S. government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today. Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central America. New chapters detail U.S. involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan before and after the fall of the Taliban, and how U.S. drug policy in Central America and Colombia has increased the global supply of illicit drugs.

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