Argument: Eradication-focused Drug War is counterproductive
"Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs." Brookings Institute. March 17, 2010: "Many policymakers see counterinsurgency and counternarcotics policy as two sides of the same coin. Stop the flow of drug money, the logic goes, and the insurgency that relies on the drug trade for financing will wither away. However, eradication-focused counternarcotics campaigns typically fail to bankrupt belligerent groups and worse, they may strengthen insurgents by allowing them to pose as the population’s protectors."