The Report outlines key steps that the Obama Administration and Congress can take to reduce the massive U.S. demand for illegal drugs. In 2010, about 9 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were current illegal drug users. This is the highest rate of illegal drug use in the past decade.
This July 2010 report by the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control states that the Taliban’s transformation into a drug cartel cannot be ignored, because it provides the terrorist organization with a massive source of financing that puts the U.S. mission in Afghanistan at risk. The report argues that if we ignore the drug problem in Afghanistan, we will fail in Afghanistan.