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Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today$
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Bruce M. Bagley and Jonathan D. Rosen

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060682

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060682.001.0001

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The War on Drugs and the Role of SOUTHCOM

The War on Drugs and the Role of SOUTHCOM

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(p.67) 3 The War on Drugs and the Role of SOUTHCOM
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Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today
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Juan Gabriel Tokatlian

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060682.003.0003

The chapter highlights the role of the military in counternarcotics policy, focusing particularly on Colombia and Mexico. Since the mid-1990s, SOUTHCOM has played a key part in the U.S. counter-drug strategy toward Latin America. Commanders have gradually expanded the U.S. Southern Command’s role in the “war on drugs.”

Keywords:   U.S. Southern Command, war on drugs, militarization, Latin America

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