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Drug Trafficking, Drug Wars & the CIA

Program #SCOP002. Recorded in Eugene, OR on June 10, 2000.

The decades-old drug war never seems to end. The promised light at the end of the tunnel may be the train heading towards us. Billions are spent and millions are incarcerated. Colombia is the latest venue of the war on drugs. If Vietnam, Afghanistan and Central America are any indications, then we can expect a massive increase in trafficking. The persistence of charges that the CIA is connected, at least tacitly, to drug trafficking lingers over the Agency.

Speaker(s):

Peter Dale Scott

Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and UC Berkeley professor, has carefully studied and documented the politics of the global drug trade. He's the author of The Iran-Contra Connection and Cocaine Politics.

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