A conversation with Customs Commissioner William von Raab on the War on Drugs
Krogh, Peter F. (Peter Frederic)
von Raab, William
Examines the foreign policy implications of U.S. drug interdiction efforts and the Reagan Administration's War on Drugs.
In the 1980s narcotics related violence and crime fueled by the illegal drug trade posed a significant threat to the United States. The sale and use of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana continued to grow, prompting the Reagan Administration to make the War on Drugs one of its top priorities. The responsibility for intercepting drug shipments bound for the United States fell to the U.S. Customs Service. Led by Commissioner William von Raab, the Customs Service mounted an aggressive attack on the drug trade. In this episode, Commissioner von Raab discusses the successes and challenges of U.S. drug interdiction efforts, internationally coordinated attempts to combat narcotics, and the foreign policy implications of the War on Drugs.
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