Drug Trafficking Threatens National Security, Official Says

Drug Trafficking Threatens National Security, Official Says
by Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – Narcotics trafficking, because of its links to other forms of transnational organized crime, has become a major national security challenge that demands continued close collaboration among the Defense Department and its interagency and international partners, a senior defense official told Congress yesterday. “A network of adversaries requires...

Pentagon Improves Counterdrug Oversight, Official Says

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2010 – The Defense Department is improving its global counterdrug efforts while also working to provide better business processes in the office that oversees those efforts, a Pentagon official said today.