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March 8, 1989
Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Select Committee on Narcotics, charged that President Bush has failed to make the war on drugs a priority in the nation's foreign policy and has sown confusion among South American leaders. Fresh from a meeting in Ecuador with more than 200 officials from five Andean nations, the congressman said it was "embarrassing" to talk with his South American counterparts about the U.S. commitment to battling drugs.
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December 17, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. military forces have the legal authority to conduct law enforcement operations outside the United States, including pursuing and apprehending international terrorists and drug traffickers, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh's top legal adviser has ruled. In a Nov. 3 memorandum that opens the door to direct participation by the military in stepped-up offensives in other nations, Assistant Atty. Gen. William P.
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December 17, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. military forces have the legal authority to conduct law enforcement operations outside the United States, including pursuing and apprehending international terrorists and drug traffickers, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh's top legal adviser has ruled. In a Nov. 3 memorandum that opens the door to direct participation by the military in stepped-up offensives in other nations, Assistant Atty. Gen. William P.
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September 7, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
The Bush Administration, as part of its new offensive against drug producers, has decided to back away from efforts to eradicate coca fields in Peru and Bolivia and to escalate military campaigns to intercept the crops before they reach processing labs, Administration officials said Wednesday.
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September 7, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
The Bush Administration, as part of its new offensive against drug producers, has decided to back away from efforts to eradicate coca fields in Peru and Bolivia and to escalate military campaigns to intercept the crops before they reach processing labs, Administration officials said Wednesday.
NEWS
March 8, 1989
Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Select Committee on Narcotics, charged that President Bush has failed to make the war on drugs a priority in the nation's foreign policy and has sown confusion among South American leaders. Fresh from a meeting in Ecuador with more than 200 officials from five Andean nations, the congressman said it was "embarrassing" to talk with his South American counterparts about the U.S. commitment to battling drugs.
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