The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics and Espionage Intrigues That Shaped the DEA (Paperback)

The Personalities, Politics and Espionage Intrigues That Shaped the DEA

By Douglas Valentine

Trine Day, 9781936296095, 538pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2010

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Description

Through interviews with former narcotics agents, politicians, and bureaucrats, this exposé documents previously unknown aspects of the history of federal drug law enforcement, from the formation of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) up to the present day. The narrative examines how successive administrations expanded federal drug law enforcement operations at home and abroad; investigates how the CIA comprised the war on drugs; analyzes the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations’ failed attempts to alter the DEA's course; and traces the agency's evolution into its final and current stage of narco-terrorism.”



About the Author

Douglas Valentine is a former private investigator and consultant and the author of "The Hotel Tacloban," "The Phoenix Program," "The Strength of the Wolf," and "TDY." He lives in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
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