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