D.E.A. Squads Extend Reach of Drug War by Charlie Savage, New York Times
The D.E.A. now has five commando-style squads it has been quietly deploying for the past several years to Western Hemisphere nations […]
The evolution of the program into a global enforcement arm reflects the United Statesâ€™ growing reach in combating drug cartels and how policy makers increasingly are blurring the line between law enforcement and military activities, fusing elements of the â€œwar on drugsâ€ with the â€œwar on terrorism.â€ […]
Because the presence of armed Americans on their soil raises sensitivities about sovereignty, some countries that have sought the assistance of the United States will not acknowledge it, and the D.E.A. is reluctant to disclose the details of the commando teamsâ€™ deployments.
The complete dismantling of the DEA would be one of the best things we could do for this world.