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Featured Article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia



Featured Article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia
Featured article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia by Stuart Lippe Colombia has always had large, ungovernable areas where the authority of the central government was often tenuous or non-existent. Colombians seemed to prefer to focus on their home regions, leaving the vast hinterlands to fend… Read More

Interagency task force created to combat illicit opioids



Interagency task force created to combat illicit opioids
On October 23, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) introduced legislation aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. The Fentanyl and Heroin Task Force Act creates an interagency task force focused on eradicating the illicit fentanyl and heroin trade. Representative Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) co-sponsored the legislation. In her remarks, Rep. Clark spoke… Read More

Interagency effort needed to combat illicit fentanyl



Interagency effort needed to combat illicit fentanyl
Last month officials from multiple government agencies met with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Among those speaking were Matthew Allen, Assistant Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More

Assist. Secretary testifies on SW border trafficking



Assist. Secretary testifies on SW border trafficking
Earlier this week Amb. William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, testified before the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Brownfield spoke on U.S. counternarcotics assistance to Mexico, including the Merida Initiative. In his remarks, Brownfield discussed the U.S. role in… Read More

3rd annual U.S./Canada Border Conference



3rd annual U.S./Canada Border Conference

September 16, 2014 – September 17, 2014

The U.S./Canada Border Conference will be held at COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan, from September 16 to September 17, 2014...

Research suggests use of DoD-developed technology along U.S. border



Research suggests use of DoD-developed technology along U.S. border

The RAND Corporation recently completed research into Department of Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Administration use of DoD-funded intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance technologies along the U.S. southern border...

State releases International Narcotics Control Strategy Report



State releases International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Early in March, the Department of State released the 2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. The report provides an overview of counternarcotics efforts by the governments of over 90 countries, including several U.S. departments and agencies...