|Senate Drug Caucus to Hold Hearing on Future of U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan|
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|Written by Grassley Press|
|Friday, 10 January 2014 15:13|
Will examine strategies to counter the drug trade as U.S. troop drawdown continues
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
WHAT: Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing: Future U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan
WHEN: 3 p.m., Wednesday, January 15
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 138
A live stream of the hearing will be available online at www.drugcaucus.senate.gov.###
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