The Drug Enforcement Administration was created by President Richard Nixon through an Executive Order in July 1973. The purpose of creating this institution was to establish a single unified command to combat "an all-out global war on the drug menace." When it started, the DEA had 1,470 Special Agents and a budget of less than $75 million. Today, the DEA has nearly 5,000 Special Agents and a budget of $2.02 billion.
Source: DEA History (n.d.). Drug Enforcement Administration. Dea.gov.
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