Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed: 1990-2015
The Kingpin Strategy

Cockburn, Andrew

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  28/04/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17442

The "kingpin strategy" refers to the elimination of the kingpins dominating cartels. Cockburn analyzes how this method was used by the U.S. government, how it failed to work in the "drug war," and how its adoption, in the form of targeted assassinations in the "war on terror," has similarly been a failure.

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