The War on Drugs: Reagan's Cabinet 

Newly inaugurated President Ronald Reagan has had an interesting first year, but 1982 marks an important phase of his presidential ambitions: ending a drug epidemic. Such begins an aggressive campaign to destroy illegal drug trade in the U.S., and you, his Cabinet, are the leaders of this mission. It is up to you to prevent more communities from being addicted, lessen gang violence resulting from the drug trade, and manage the public and private response to the crisis. You face criticism of racial injustice and lack of real action, on top of more domestic issues like the AIDS epidemic and a struggling economy marked by high inflation and unemployment rates. It won’t be easy, but when is it ever easy? The social state of the nation, its economy, and its very health and safety are in your hands, and you have an important choice to make between mercy and power.

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