Pubdate: Thu, 28 Jun 2012
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2012 Los Angeles Times
Author: Betty Turner


Re "U.S. to boost drone flights in Caribbean drug effort," June 23

Not to worry. Should surveillance drones ever prove effective in 
interdicting contraband shipments, drug cartels will develop measures 
to thwart them, perhaps with opposing drones.

America can't win the drug war with whiz-bang technology. What's 
needed is legalization of drugs, along with closely controlled 
supervision and treatment of this country's addicts. This would 
reduce the demand for illicit drugs and save billions expended on 
fighting an unwinnable drug war.

Betty Turner Sherman Oaks
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