War on Drugs

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The Lost War

Finding and Link: The Lost War. Washington Post Publication. 19 August 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com. 27 November 2007.

Summary and Reconstruction: This source is helpful for the international aspect of the war on drugs. It talks about the affects the drug war has had on different countries and people. It talks about the beginning of the war on drugs, and the original opium trade and business.

Name (Victoria Schriener)






Timeline: America's War on Drugs

Finding and Link: Timeline: America's War on Drugs. NPR Publication. 2 April, 2007. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9252490. 28 November, 2007.

Summary/Reconstruction This souce is helpful if you are interested in the War on Drug's timeline. Starting from 1969 the timeline slowly advances to the year 2006. Over the context of this data various president's are explored along with key people, and countries that were relevant the War on Drugs.

Name (Brooks Brady) CTResearcher 1:39, 28 November 2007 (PST)

Breakup of Drug Ring Is Momentary Victory

Finding and Link Duff Wilson (2007, September 29). Breakup of Drug Ring Is Momentary Victory. New York Times (Late Edition (east Coast)), p. D.5. Retrieved November 14, 2007, from National Newspapers (5) database. (Document ID: 1345158861).

Summary/Reconstruction It's not a dragon, it's a hydra, [Anthony Roberts] said in a telephone interview yesterday. Once there's a gap in the market, people fill that gap.

We figured we would have a big impact if we shut down Mexico, one of the investigators said. What we didn't see coming is we created a much larger and more complex problem for the D.E.A. We didn't hit the source.

We haven't even scrubbed the surface yet, one investigator said. We're essentially dismantling the industry.

Name (Scott Ratterman) CTResearcher 10:41, 14 November 2007 (PST)

Crackdown on cartels, border enforcement cutting U.S. cocaine supply, officials say; Drug policy critics say it's too soon to tell if the data show a milestone has been reached.; [HOME EDITION]

Finding and Link Richard Marosi (2007, October 3). Crackdown on cartels, border enforcement cutting U.S. cocaine supply, officials say; Drug policy critics say it's too soon to tell if the data show a milestone has been reached :[HOME EDITION]. Los Angeles Times,p. B.3. Retrieved November 14, 2007, from Los Angeles Times database. (Document ID: 1351369551)

Summary/Reconstruction Mexico's crackdown on drug cartels and U.S. authorities' seizures at sea have helped to sharply reduce the availability of cocaine in 37 American cities, according to a report released Tuesday by federal anti-narcotics officials.

"Kudos go to President [Felipe Calderon] and his cops and military," said Michael A. Braun, the Drug Enforcement Administration's chief of operations. "They are very aggressively engaged and working closely with us and other U.S. law enforcement along the southwest border and Mexico in attacking the major cartels."

The U.S. government's war on cocaine traffickers is a multipronged effort aimed at eradicating coca cultivation in source countries like Colombia and intercepting the drugs along major trafficking routes in the eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Name (Scott Ratterman) CTResearcher 10:45, 14 November 2007 (PST)

Feds give $450,000 to help fight drugs

Finding and Link Bill Donovan (2007, September 20). Feds give $450,000 to help fight drugs. Navajo Times,p. A10. Retrieved November 14, 2007, from Ethnic NewsWatch (ENW) database. (Document ID: 1371700371).

Summary/Reconstruction "I was a little worried about going out there on the second day," [Wallace Billie] said, "because people by that time should have known we were around."

"We're getting a lot of cooperation from the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office," Billie said.

"I feel I have a responsibility to the Navajo Nation to help in combating this problem," Lodge said, adding "99 percent of those who are arrested for meth violations find themselves doing significant jail time."

Name (Scott Ratterman) CTResearcher 11:05, 14 November 2007 (PST)


The War Within, Killing Ourselves

"'Finding and Link'" Dobbs, Lou. The War Within, Killing Ourselves. CNN.com. 21 February, 2007. http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/13/Dobbs.Feb14/index.html. 10 November, 2007.

"'Viewpoint'" Lou Dobbs feels that the issue of drug use is a very important, yet he is completely opposed to the war that we are fighting. Not only does he feel that the War on Drugs is inefficient, but he also believes that this war has served to make the issue of drug use and distribution worse.

"'Summary/Reconstruction'" Lou Dobbs focuses on the importance of the rehabilitation process and why it truly matters to a drug user. Not only are the drug attics transition from jail to society eased, but the consequential recidivism rates also drop greatly. He stresses that America would have a much better chance of fighting this war if we helped attics heal, instead of setting them up to fail again in the future.

"'Name'" (Brooks Brady) CTResearcher 11:48, 27 November 2007 (PST)

The Drug War's Immortality and Abject Failure

'"Finding and Link"' Gregory, Anthony. The Drug War's Immortality and Abject Failure. 4 Oct. 2006. 10 Nov. <http://www.fff.org/freedom/fd0607e.asp>.

'"Viewpoint"' Anthony Gregory takes a strong dissaproval of the war on drugs

'"Summary/Reconstruction"' Anthony Gregory argues that the war on drugs should not be taking place. He argues that drugs should be legalized because he feels that it hinders our right to life, liberty and property. He also proposes that drug use is not a crime if done peacefully and that it cannot be compared to murder, rape, trespassing and other crimes of that sort.

'"Name"' (Carson Van Valkenburg) CTResearcher 1:37, 19 November 2007 (PST)