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Drugs, Oil & War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia & Indochina

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Samuel
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was originally really gung-ho to read this book because of the subject matter. That faded fast. The author's incessant need to cite himself, his general reliance on secondary sources rather than primary sources, citation overkill and writing style (I suppose) made this a really tough read for me.

I agree with an earlier assessment that the book was "too conspiracy". Maybe the author knew that going in which is why he was bound and determined to cite this book to death; I'm talkin to the tune
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Brian Bigelow
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don't believe all of the drug assertions but as a rule when the US military gets involved in a country drug production flourishes. That's a fact.
I'm surprised the tire manufacturing in Vietnam wasn't mentioned. In the 1950's almost all the tires sold in the US was made in Vietnam. There was attempts made to protect that production. Of course, since then those manufacturing concerns moved to Venezuela.
Kevin Q
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scott is the real deal. An intellectual who tells the truth even if it pisses off the military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex, and the cocaine importation agency (CIA).
blakeR
Aug 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
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A must-read for anyone interested in the history of America's military interventions.
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