Barry McCaffrey

(Barry Richard McCaffrey)

Barry McCaffrey
Barry McCaffrey
  • Born: November 17, 1942
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Soldier









Barry Richard McCaffrey is a former United States Army officer and current news commentator, professor and business consultant who served on U.S. President Bill Clinton's Cabinet as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He received three Purple Heart medals for injuries sustained during his service in the Vietnam War, two Silver Stars, and two Distinguished Service Crosses — the second-highest U.S. Army award for valor. He was inducted into U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame at U.S. Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning in 2007.

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Be prudent in your use of military force to achieve any laudable objective. War & Peace
Getting the U. S. Government to do anything is like herding ducks with a broom. Management & Managing Government
I support the current operational position and tactics in Iraq, but we’re in a bad place, we didn’t need to be there, and we shouldn’t do it again. War & Peace
We ought to remain skeptical of our own institutions. Miscellaneous
Colombia is in a risky position. They've got a peace process that's going nowhere, and a drug production problem that's skyrocketing. War & Peace
If you want to fight a war on drugs, sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children. War & Peace
I'm a professor of national security studies, and I know a lot more about fighting than Rumsfeld does.
So at the end of the day, our number 1 goal, our top priority, is to motivate American youngsters to reject the abuse of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol. All three of them are illegal behaviors.
Thank God we're going to try to continue and effectively defend our frontiers with the Border Patrol, with the Customs Department, with the Coast Guard, with the Armed Forces. Religion & God
The United States and Mexico are trapped - economically, culturally, politically and because of drug crime - in the same continent.
We have 1.8 million Americans behind bars today at Local, State and Federal level. In the federal system, which has doubled in the last ten years, over 110,000 people behind bars in the Federal system, probably two-thirds are there for drug related reason.
What happened? The Country got sick of it and said, Enough is enough. And all over the Country we saw springing up community organizations determined to do something about this terrible menace of drugs.

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