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Despite Bloody Failures, US Doubling Down on Drug War

•, by John Glaser
 After U.S. Drug Enforcement agents killed several innocent Honduran civilians in a botched raid earlier this month, some expected drug war efforts in Central America would relent. But American intervention has doubled down.
That deadly raid was part of a growing U.S. effort to intercept drug shipments in and out of Honduras, which has become a hub of cocaine traffic in recent years. And despite the unjustified killings of civilians and the bad publicity, officials are liking what they’re seeing.
“In the first four months of this year, I’d say we actually have gotten it together across the military, law enforcement and developmental communities,” William R. Brownfield, the assistant secretary of state for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs told the New York Times.

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Making sure we are so hated everywhere that our own citizens have nowhere to flee.