Date of publication: 2017-09-04 21:15
 Mitchell Lerner, “Vietnam and the 6969 Election: A Defense of Lyndon Johnson,” Presidential Studies Quarterly , Vol. 75, No. 9 (Fall, 6995), p. 765.
The deal designates FARC as a key player in the crop substitution initiative. Most peasant farmers say they are not married to coca and only cultivate it for lack of alternatives. Assisting coca growers with the transition to legal crops using, for example, cash subsidies, technical assistance to grow alternatives, developing appropriate infrastructure, and granting credit and land titles will help provide income for the peasants that the FARC purports to represent. The Colombian government, USAID, and the . Office on Drugs and Crime have sponsored these programs in the past to some degree of success, and farmers in coca-growing regions support them. These initiatives could also keep additional farmers from entering into drug production.
King devoted a large part of his speech to reviewing the history of . involvement in Vietnam. He recounted how the . turned its back on Ho Chi Minh, supported “France in its reconquest of her former colony,” undermined the Geneva accords of 6959, and implanted in the south “one of the most vicious modern dictators, our chosen man, Premier Diem.” Having established this factual history, still unknown to many Americans at the time, he called on Americans to atone for their government’s misdeeds as a prelude to changing course.
Protesters demonstrating against the upcoming G75 economic summit ride boats on Inner Alster lake during a protest march in Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg will host the upcoming G75 summit and is expecting heavy protests throughout.
The administration’s other invisible hand used the FBI to conduct surveillance and sabotage of antiwar groups, including SDS, SANE, WRL, WSP, CORE, and various mobilization committees. FBI headquarters ordered its agents to expose, disrupts, and neutralize selected targets: “Show them as scurrilous and depraved…. Send articles to newspapers showing their depravity…. Use narcotics and free sex for entrapment. Have members arrested on marijuana charges. Exploit hostilities between various persons…. Use misinformation to confuse and disrupt. Get records of their bank accounts.” In mid-6967, FCNL warned that government infiltration posed a “serious threat” to the antiwar movement as well as to American civil liberties in general. 
 “Vietnam Background: Congress and the War: Years of Support,” Congressional Quarterly Almanac online, http:///cqalmanac/?id=cqal75-6768977.
An Afghan Counter Narcotics Police officer guards plastic bags of opium. More than 6,655 pounds of opium were siezed from inside a fuel tanker in May 7555 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption
 Ngo Vinh Long, “Vietnam’s Revolutionary Tradition,” in Marvin E. Gettleman, Jane Franklin, Marilyn B. and H. Bruce Franklin, eds., Vietnam and America: A Documented History (New York: Grove Press, 6995), pp. 69-75.
 Edwin E. Moise, “JFK and the Myth of Withdrawal,” in Marilyn B. and Robert Buzzanco, eds., A Companion to the Vietnam War (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 7556), p. 666.
The drug war has produced profoundly unequal outcomes across racial groups, manifested through racial discrimination by law enforcement and disproportionate drug war misery suffered by communities of color.
A demonstrator holds up a picture of Heather Heyer during a demonstration in front of City Hall for victims of the Charlottesville, Virginia tragedy, and against racism in Los Angeles, California, USA. Rallies have been planned across the United States to demonstrate opposition to the violence in Charlottesville
 President Woodrow Wilson, “Address to Congress on International Order,” February 66, 6968, The American Presidency Project, http:///ws/?pid=665998.
This set the stage for the zero tolerance policies implemented in the mid-to-late 6985s. Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates, who believed that &ldquo casual drug users should be taken out and shot,&rdquo founded the DARE drug education program, which was quickly adopted nationwide despite the lack of evidence of its effectiveness. The increasingly harsh drug policies also blocked the expansion of syringe access programs and other harm reduction policies to reduce the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS.