National and international dimensions of drugs

Integrate what you have learned from the readings and course materials thus far into an essay that
addresses each of the following questions and explains your responses in detail: Justify your answers
using evidence from the assigned readings and documentaries.
Consider the national and international dimensions of the drug trade. Apart from law enforcement efforts,
how does the foreign and domestic policy of the U.S. government directly impact the drug trade? What, if
anything, can be done differently to help combat the illicit drug industry?
Consider the different domestic organizations for trafficking in drugs. What key things do they have in
common? What important differences are there? What do you see as the most effective means of
combatting them?
Consider the necessity of international networks to the drug trade. Given that these networks necessarily
span the boundaries of multiple nations, how might the U.S. most effectively combat the flow of drugs
across its borders?

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