September 12, 2017

Adapting U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Colombia

The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control will hold a hearing on Tuesday, September 12, at 10:00 a.m. entitled, “Adapting U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Colombia.”  This hearing will focus on counternarcotics efforts in Colombia, including interdiction and eradication, given the increased availability of cocaine in the United States following years of decline.

Opening Statements


Chuck Grassley

Sen. Grassley’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery.


Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Feinstein’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery.


Ambassador William R. Brownfield

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Washington, D.C.

Brigadier General Joseph J. McMenamin

USMC (Retired), Principal Director for Counternarcotics and Global Threats in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict, Arlington, Va.

Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray

Deputy Commandant for Operations, United States Coast Guard, Washington, D.C

Mr. Anthony D. Williams

Assistant Administrator, Chief of Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Arlington, Va.

Panel II

Mr. Douglas Farah

President, IBI Consultants; Senior Visiting Fellow, National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations; Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Roger Noriega

Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Washington, D.C.