U.S. Military Spending on Anti-Drug Operations

in Substance Abuse

Between 2005 and the end of 2011, the United States Military spent $6.1 Billion to combat drug smuggling operations around the world. The money was spent on boats patrolling shorelines, aircraft surveillance, and intelligence operations.

Source:  Brian Bennett, “U.S. military’s ability to stop drug smuggling declines,” Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2012.

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