Talk Of The Nation Coverage
| October 4, 2000|
The war on drugs has always been international-- the coca fields that supplyAmerican addicts lie outside our borders. But Congress and the Presidentdramatically escalated U-S involvement overseas with the recent approval of$1.3 billion in aid to help Colombia fight narco-traffickers.
The international trade in illegal drugs is worth about 400 Billion dollarsa year-- that's as big as the worldwide textile business. The U.S.government's ability to fight the trade is hampered by the sheer size, andincreasing sophistication of the business. (This discussion was recorded at Georgetown University's Law Center.)
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