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America's War on Drugs 

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Richard Stratton ...  Himself - Expert 4 episodes, 2017
Ty Hurley Ty Hurley ...  Correctional Officer 3 episodes, 2017
Celerino Castillo III Celerino Castillo III ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2017
Christopher Glover Christopher Glover ...  Joaquin Guzman (El Chapo) 2 episodes, 2017
Alberto Maneiro ...  Felix Rodriguez 2 episodes, 2017
Jon Tozzi Jon Tozzi ...  Carlos Lehder 2 episodes, 2017
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"America's War on Drugs" is an immersive trip through the last five decades, uncovering how the CIA, obsessed with keeping America safe in the fight against communism, allied itself with the mafia and foreign drug traffickers. In exchange for support against foreign enemies, the groups were allowed to grow their drug trade in the United States. The series explores the unintended consequences of when gangsters, war lords, spies, outlaw entrepreneurs, street gangs and politicians vie for power and control of the global black market for narcotics - all told through the firsthand accounts of former CIA and DEA officers, major drug traffickers, gang members, noted experts and insiders. Night one of "America's War on Drugs" divulges covert Cold War operations that empowered a generation of drug traffickers and reveals the peculiar details of secret CIA LSD experiments which helped fuel the counter-culture movement, leading to President Nixon's crackdown and declaration of a war on drugs. ... Written by The History Channel

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Corrupt CIA
22 June 2017 | by junebuggie-25000See all my reviews

Fast paced and informative. While sometimes hard to digest because of all the insane facts coming at you about the truth of America's War on Drugs, even if you only pick up some of the facts it is horrifying and eye-opening. I'm surprised that this was allowed to air with the amount of dirt that was dug up on the CIA! I'm glad that it did because many are in the dark about the reality of the drug use and abuse problems in America. A favorite quote from the show is "America is more addicted to drug money than drugs themselves". Iconic!


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