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The Politics of Heroin

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The Politics of Heroin

CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade

By Alfred W. McCoy

Chicago Review Press, Paperback, 9781556524837, 734pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2003

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Description
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.


About the Author
Alfred W. McCoy is a professor of history at the University of WisconsinMadison. He holds a doctorate in southeast Asian history from Yale University and is the recipient of the 2001 Goodman Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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