The War on Drugs was the prohibition campaign undertaken by the United States government, with the assistance of participating countries, intended to both define and reduce the illegal drug trade.
The term was first used by President Richard Nixon in 1969.
If This is victory, we have rejected The Wars mandate ("to...reduce the illegal drug trade") and embraced Sherman's Scorched Earth Policy. This misguided economic war has not weakened demand or significantly diminished supply. A league of financial terrorist organizations has been enabled and capitalized. New attitudes toward drug legalization may bend the yield curve temporarily for these organizations, but their lack of moral rectitude allows for a swift transformation of the business model. Violence will be the enduring asset these terrorists attempt to exploit. This is but one of the collateral effects of Nixon's war.