U.S. Intervention in the Afghan Drug Trade
Date Written: 2012-12-24
Year Published: 2012
Pages: 192pp ISBN: 978-0745332321
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX14852
Mercille argues that the United States is not concerned about waging a real war on drugs, and that alleged concerns about narco-terrorism mostly act as pretexts to justify occupation. The United States in fact shares a large part of the responsibility by supporting drug lords, refusing to adopt effective drug control policies and failing to crack down on drug money laundered through Western banks.