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  •  Somehow I want to say the War on Drugs (1+ / 0-)
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    is actually lorded over by the US Navy - and I don't have a handy link. Its something I saw some time ago....

    I'll see what I can find, but I don't think I am confabulating....

    •  The Coast Guard transformation from (3+ / 0-)
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      being a force that once was greatly helpful to mariners to being the DEA's police force.

    •  PBS timeline (2+ / 0-)
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      Bigger than just the navy - again, unsure whare I read that, but I remember reading it a couple times (probably in a book somewhere).

      (July)        The Drug Enforcement Administration is established.

      President Nixon sets up this "super agency" to handle all aspects of the drug problem. The DEA consolidates agents from the BNDD, Customs, the CIA and ODALE. The administrator of the new agency is John R. Bartels.

      (August 9)        President Nixon resigns.

      The new Ford administration is preoccupied with inflation, jobs and an energy crisis. The DEA remains the legacy of Nixon's war on drugs.

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