America’s drug war of attrition

BOSTON — The global drug war is arguably America’s longest armed conflict, declared 42 years ago and still raging at a pace that would startle many citizens.It is waged daily, on farmland and streets from Colombia to Mexico to Detroit. It has put millions of people behind bars,  and has dramatically influenced our culture and worldview.By some estimates, it has cost the nation more than $2 trillion dollars.Ironically, the drug war was nearly stillborn.Less than a year after he fired the first salvos, Nixon’s Republican-led Shafer commission sought to calm Americans and temper the president’s claims.Continue Reading…

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America’s drug war of attrition

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