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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.
Gangsters, gurus, warlords, spies, street gangs, and politicians vie for control of a black market for narcotics; stories of secret assassination attempts, LSD experiments and covert support of heroin traffickers in the lead up to the War on Drugs.
Cocaine gives rise to cartels; CIA shadow wars contribute to the first nacro-state; crack floods into the United States as an unintended consequence of the fight against communism; a former DEA agent discusses U.S. culpability in the cocaine trade.
The Clinton administration's support of NAFTA inadvertently opens the door to Mexican cartels; a crackdown on violence leads to mass incarceration; a celebrity's sister becomes a med lord; powerful cartels begin a war for dominance.
The intertwining of the War on Drugs and the War on Terror transforms Afghanistan into a narco-state; American intervention helps give rise to El Chapo and the super cartels; the pharmaceutical industry becomes a supplier of addictive substances.
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