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17/06/1971 President Nixon Declares Drug Abuse "Public Enemy Number One"

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President Nixon Declares Drug Abuse "Public Enemy Number One"

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Richard Nixon's Drug War

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Ron Paul on Nixon's drug war

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1972 Nixon declares victory in drug war

The term was popularized by the media shortly after a press conference given by President Richard Nixon—the day after publication of a special message from President Nixon to the Congress on Drug Abuse Prevention and Control—during which he declared drug abuse "public enemy number one".
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    • United States domestic policy 

    • United States foreign policy and covert military activities 

    • Public support and opposition in the United States and Mexico 

    • Socio-economic effects 

    • Allegations of U.S. government assistance in drug trafficking 

    • Efficacy of the United States war on drugs 

    • Legality 

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