The Strength of the Pack

The Strength of the Pack: The People, Politics and Espionage Intrigues that Shaped the DEA

Through interviews with former narcotics agents, politicians, and bureaucrats, this exposť documents previously unknown aspects of the history of federal drug law enforcement from the formation of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) up until the present day. Written in an easily accessible style, the narrative examines how successive administrations expanded federal drug law enforcement operations at home and abroad; investigates how the CIA comprised the war on drugs; analyzes the Regan, Bush, and Clinton administrationsí failed attempts to alter the DEA's course; and traces the agency's evolution into its final and current stage of "narco-terrorism."

Douglas Valentine is a former private investigator and consultant and the author of The Hotel Tacloban, The Phoenix Program, The Strength of the Wolf, and TDY. He lives in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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CompleteWorks

Poetry Anthology
"Doug Valentine has assembled an impressive collection of poets. Against the backdrop of our own time, they raise their voices in a collective act of rebellion. In so doing, they inspire us toward our own renewed efforts to secure peace and justice in a world more and more bereft of such virtues." Robert Bernard Hass, Edinboro University
Non-Fiction History - It's Out
This exposť documents previously unknown aspects of federal drug law enforcement from the formation of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration until the present day. Learn how the CIA hijacked federal drug enforcement and turned it into an adjunct of national security.
Non-Fiction History
"...highlighting the names and black deeds of an outlandish cast of wayward narcs, killer-spooks and globe-trotting godfathers (Wolf) is an expose of the never-ending lap-dance between organized crime and the national security establishment,"
Non-Fiction Expose
"Valentine has shined a bright light into the darkest corner of the Vietnam War, and one of the darkest in American history." -- Nicholas Proffitt, author of Gardens of Stone.
Action Adventure
"A fantastic read." -- Mike Levine, author of The New York Times bestseller, Deep Cover.
Thrillers
"A soldier's fascinating story of wartime survival and betrayal...a shocking denouement." -- Paul Bach, literary critic.