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America's War on Drugs 

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"America's War on Drugs" is an immersive trip through the last five decades, uncovering how the CIA, obsessed with keeping America safe in the fight against communism, allied itself with the mafia and foreign drug traffickers.
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Richard Stratton ...  Self - Expert 4 episodes, 2017
Ty Hurley Ty Hurley ...  Correctional Officer 3 episodes, 2017
Celerino Castillo III Celerino Castillo III ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Christopher Glover Christopher Glover ...  Joaquin Guzman (El Chapo) 2 episodes, 2017
Alberto Maneiro ...  Felix Rodriguez 2 episodes, 2017
Sam Shoubber ...  Hamid Karzai 2 episodes, 2017
Jon Tozzi Jon Tozzi ...  Carlos Lehder 2 episodes, 2017
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"America's War on Drugs" is an immersive trip through the last five decades, uncovering how the CIA, obsessed with keeping America safe in the fight against communism, allied itself with the mafia and foreign drug traffickers. In exchange for support against foreign enemies, the groups were allowed to grow their drug trade in the United States. The series explores the unintended consequences of when gangsters, war lords, spies, outlaw entrepreneurs, street gangs and politicians vie for power and control of the global black market for narcotics - all told through the firsthand accounts of former CIA and DEA officers, major drug traffickers, gang members, noted experts and insiders. Night one of "America's War on Drugs" divulges covert Cold War operations that empowered a generation of drug traffickers and reveals the peculiar details of secret CIA LSD experiments which helped fuel the counter-culture movement, leading to President Nixon's crackdown and declaration of a war on drugs. ... Written by The History Channel

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"five decades"? It's over ten decades, began by the "Progressive movement" and the nanny state
27 January 2020 | by random-70778See all my reviews

All historians of the war on drugs note it began in the 1920 and was a cornerstone of "Progressive policy." Google: politico A Hundred Years' Failure Or google: roots of the war on drugs To quote for peer reviewed work at US national Institute of Health: "America's War on Drugs took shape during America's Progressive Period at the turn of the Twentieth Century." Between 1906 and 1922 there was a 1,600% increase in incarceration for use and possession of newly illegal drugs. Not incidentally the Progressive movement also gave us alcohol Prohibition. This film is pursuing a partisan agenda by ignoring, in fact denying, the root of this issue.


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