US military scales back war on drugs

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The Pentagon is scaling back its role in the”war on drugs” in what amounts to a tacit admission of failure in countering the narcotics trade. Senior military officials claim they must cut back drugs operations to concentrate on the war on terror.

The move is likely to face opposition from politicians. The military currently spends about $1bn on counter-drug operations and training, mainly in Latin America and the Caribbean.”