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CIA Covert Actions & Drug Trafficking

Program #MCCA-ETAL001. Recorded in Washington, D.C. on February 13, 1997.

2 CDs

Investigative journalist Gary Webb's series in the San Jose Mercury News gave new life to the charge of CIA drug running. Rep. John Conyers, Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus, convened a special seminar on Capitol Hill to focus on the issue. This panel of experts discusses the new revelations as well as CIA covert actions in Southeast Asia, Afghanistan and Central America.

Speaker(s):

Alfred McCoy

Alfred McCoy is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of the classic The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade. For Closer than Brothers, his pioneering book on the impact of CIA torture on the Philippine military, he was awarded the Goodman Prize. He is also the author of A Question of Torture and Policing America's Empire.

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