Senate Drug Caucus to Hold Hearing on Future of U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan
Will examine strategies to counter the drug trade as U.S. troop drawdown continues
January 10, 2014
Washington—Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Co-Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced a hearing on the future of U.S. counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan on Wednesday, January 15, at 3 p.m.
The illegal drug trade is a contributing factor to many of the major challenges facing Afghanistan. Drug trafficking funds the Taliban, increases corruption and poses a serious public health challenge. The hearing will examine how the United States can sustain and improve counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan as its military presence declines in 2014.
William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
James Capra, Chief of Operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration
Erin Logan, Principal Director, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats
John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing: Future U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 138
A live stream of the hearing will be available online at www.drugcaucus.senate.gov.