The politics of Heroin

The Politics of Heroin
The Politics of Heroin

CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
By Alfred W. McCoy


734 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $44.95)

ISBN 9781556524837

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (May 2003)
Lawrence Hill Books


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“A valuable corrective to the misinformation being peddled by anti-drug zealots on both sides of the aisle.” —Publishers Weekly

The first book to prove CIA and U.S. government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today. Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central America. New chapters detail U.S. involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan before and after the fall of the Taliban, and how U.S. drug policy in Central America and Colombia has increased the global supply of illicit drugs.


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  1. During my time in Nigeria (1973 to 1980) I had a Swiss colleague who had worked with ‘Air America’ in Laos and confirmed the CIA’s Heroin Trafficking role first hand.

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