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Drugs, oil, and war : the United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina

Author: Peter Dale Scott
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003.
Series: War and peace library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: Peter Dale Scott's brilliantly researched tour de force illuminates the underlying forces that drive U.S. global policy from Vietnam to Colombia and now to Afghanistan and Iraq. He brings to light the intertwined patterns of drugs, oil politics, and intelligence networks that have been so central to the larger workings of U.S. intervention and escalation in Third World countries through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scott, Peter Dale.
Drugs, oil, and war.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003
(OCoLC)606976410
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dale Scott
ISBN: 074252521X 9780742525214 0742525228 9780742525221
OCLC Number: 51251730
Description: xix, 227 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Afghanistan, heroin, and oil (2002) --
1. Drugs and oil in U.S. Asian wars : from Indochina to Afghanistan --
2. Indochina, Colombia, and Afghanistan : emerging patterns --
3. The origins of the drug proxy strategy : the KMT, Burma, and U.S. organized crime --
pt. 2. Colombia, cocaine, and oil (2001) --
4. The United States and oil in Columbia --
5. The CIA and drug traffickers in Colombia --
6. The need to disengage from Colombia --
pt. 3. Indochina, opium and oil (from The war conspiracy, 1972) --
7. Overview : public, private, and covert political power --
8. CAT-Air America, 1950-1970 --
9. Laos, 1959-1970 --
10. Cambodia and oil, 1970 --
11. Opium, the China lobby, and the CIA.
Series Title: War and peace library.
Responsibility: Peter Dale Scott.
Local System Bib Number:
210840

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This text illuminates the forces that drive US global policy, from Vietnam and Colombia to Afghanistan and Iraq. It brings to light the intertwined patterns of drugs, oil politics, and intelligence  Read more...
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Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and current English professor, analyzes an important aspect of U.S. foreign policy. Scott does point to sources and relationships that are often ignored by works Read more...

 
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