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Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today$
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Bruce M. Bagley and Jonathan D. Rosen

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060682

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060682.001.0001

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date: 26 September 2020

Mission Creep

Mission Creep

The U.S. Military’s Counterdrug Role in the Americas

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Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

Adam Isacson

University Press of Florida

This chapter analyzes the role of the U.S. military in the war on drugs and provides a critical analysis of counternarcotic strategies. The chapter examines the changing role of the military from the Cold War to the war on drugs to the events of September 11, 2001.

Keywords:   U.S. military, counter-drug role, mission creep, war on drugs

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