- Title Pages
- Preface On the Study of Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Twenty-First Century
- Introduction Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Twenty-First Century
- 1 Coca, Cocaine, and Consumption
- 2 Illegal Drugs as a National Security Threat
- 3 The War on Drugs and the Role of SOUTHCOM
- 4 Mission Creep
- 5 Security Challenges at the U.S.-Mexican Border
- 6 Drug-Control Policies in the United States
- 7 Colombia and Its Wars against Drug Trafficking, 1970–2010
- 8 Illicit Drugs in the Colombia-U.S. Relationship
- 9 Escalating Heroin Consumption and the Spread of HIV in Colombia
- 10 Bolivian Drug Policy under the Morales Administration
- 11 The Vicious Cycle
- 12 In Search of the Mérida Initiative
- 13 Police Reform in Mexico
- 14 Democracy, Security, and Organized Crime in Central America
- 15 Seeking Out the State
- 16 The Power of Organized Crime in Brazil
- 17 Under (Loose) Control
- 18 The Role of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
- 19 The Strategies of the European Union against Drug Trafficking
- 20 Analytical Conclusions
The U.S. Military’s Counterdrug Role in the Americas
- (p.87) 4 Mission Creep
- Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today
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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.
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