Spending Cuts Devastate Cocaine Interdiction, Admiral Says

Spending Cuts Devastate Cocaine Interdiction, Admiral Says
By Jim Garamone WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 – Sequestration spending cuts are letting 38 more metric tons of cocaine into the United States, the director of the Joint Interagency Task Force South said here today. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Charles D. Michel told the Defense Writers Group that sequestration is devastating his cocaine interdiction effort. Michel’s task force targets cocaine — an $85...