|LC Classifications||KF27 .F64828 2007k|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 57 p. :|
|Number of Pages||57|
|LC Control Number||2008379119|
COUNTERNARCOTICS STRATEGY AND POLICE TRAINING IN AFGHANISTAN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE MIDDLE EAST AND SOUTH ASIA, COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Washington, DC. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at a.m. in room , Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Gary L. Ackerman. seven counternarcotics benchmarks in the Afghanistan Compact, a non-binding, Afghan-led initiative designed to demonstrate the government’s commitment to reforms. The Counter Narcotics High Commission led by the president, chief executive, or vice president is to meet quarterly. The meeting due by the end of November was held. The other benchmarks. Counternarcotics (or “counter narcotics”) refers to the actions and strategies taken to prevent illicit (illegal) narcotics activity. Two main counternarcotics strategies have emerged over Afghanistan’s illicit opium trade. The Bush-era strategy emphasized eradication, or the physical destruction of opium poppies in the fields. The July U.S. Counternarcotics Strategy in Afghanistan report by the Senate Caucus of International Narcotics Control stated that, “United States Policy makers need to recognize that the Taliban operates as a drug cartel and that the drug trade in Afghanistan .
most counternarcotics (CN) funds for Afghanistan through the DOD Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities (DOD CN) Fund ($3 billion), the Afghan Security Forces Fund (ASFF) ($ billion), the Economic. Counternarcotics & Global Threats Strategy • The Taliban in Afghanistan partially funding its insurgency through trade in illicit drugs; incidental benefit to another DoD or law enforcement mission. While remaining cognizant of current authorities, we must take a broader view of an adversary. Narcotics production and counternarcotics policies in Afghanistan are of critical importance not only for the control of drugs there, but also for the security, reconstruction, and rule of law efforts in Afghanistan. This paper examines the nature of the opium problem in Afghanistan and analyzes the allied strategy to counter this growing crisis. In analyzing the current counternarcotics strategy, it points out pitfalls including the counterproductive aspects of opium eradication. Finally, changes to the strategy are proposed, which include increasing troop Cited by:
The July U.S. Counternarcotics Strategy in Afghanistan report by the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control stated that, “United States Policy makers need to recognize that the Taliban operates as a drug cartel and that the drug trade in Afghanistan must be addressed. no easy exit: drugs and counternarcotics policies in afghanistan production fell to 3, mt in ; it then rose again to 5, mt in , and remained with some fluc-File Size: KB. For more information, contact SIGAR Public Affairs at () or [email protected] WHAT SIGAR REVIEWED The Counternarcotics Police of Afghanistan. U.S. Counternarcotics Policy: Essential to Fighting Terrorism in Afghanistan Lisa Curtis No. | Septem Afghanistan is the number one producer of opium in the world, providing over 90 percent of the global supply. Gross revenue from drugs is equal to about 15 percent of the country’s GDP. The drug trade provides revenueAuthor: Lisa Curtis.