Fighting war against drugs
Implementation: Despite 2 years of extensive herbicide spraying [source country eradication], US estimates show there has not been any net reduction in Colombian coca cultivation - net coca cultivation actually increased 50 percent.
Claim: To achieve a one percent reduction in US cocaine consumption, the United States could spend an additional $34 million on drug treatment programmes, or 20 times more, $783 million, on efforts to eradicate the supply at the source.
Subjects: Addiction, drug abuseConflictWar
Type Classification: D: Detailed strategies