"The United States has been threatened for years by organized, illegal drug cartels who provide cheap and available drugs to satisfy an expanding demand. In the past seven years, cocaine has developed into a powerful, addictive, and initially inexpensive drug that appeals to America's poor. Experts have identified it as the drug which most threatens national security. Easy and large profits from readily available cocaine have generated significant problems for lawmen, medical personnel and facilities, judicial services and incarceration sites, and rehabilitation and social programs across the nation. U.S. Presidents have consistently vowed to win the 'War on Drugs'. Are America's National Drug Control Strategy and the agreements made during the Cartegena Summit of 1990 leading to the elimination of drugs, more specifically of cocaine, from our society? Can U.S. drug law enforcement agencies' (DLEA's) efforts prevent cocaine from crossing U.S. borders? What impact is cocaine having on our allies overseas? 'The Drug War: Can We Stop Cocaine?' addresses these questions and related issues."
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