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Prompt: Despite its documented failures and the success of alternative programs in other countries, the United States continues to pursue its War on Drugs in order to combat the sale and use of drugs. Why do you think the US has taken this approach? What barriers do you think stand in the way of changing course?

Your answer must be written in the form of at least two (2) full paragraphs, and you must respond to the answers of at least two (2) of your classmates. You will be graded on how well you considered and answered the question with reference to what you have learned in the course so far. Your instructor will also consider whether your responses to other students were a substantial contribution to the discussion.