Controlling Narcotics in Afghanistan

State Department officials announced the release of a comprehensive new U.S. government implementation plan to control narcotics production… read more

State Department officials announced the release of a comprehensive new U.S. government implementation plan to control narcotics production in Afghanistan. They noted that more than 90 percent of the world’s opium exists in Afghanistan. Topics included the threat of opium to the Afghan people and their institutions, identifying the land owners who force sharecroppers to grow poppy, the drug business infrastructure, and the possible formation of an interagency group to evaluate all aspects of counter-narcotics strategy. They responded to reporters' questions. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Thomas A. Schweich Acting Assistant Secretary Department of State->Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
  • John P. Walters Director Office of Natl. Drug Control Policy

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Controlling Narcotics in Afghanistan

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Program ID:
200362-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 9, 2007
Last Aired:
Aug 13, 2007

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  • Aug 09, 2007 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 09, 2007 | 10:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 09, 2007 | 2:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 09, 2007 | 10:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 10, 2007 | 2:47am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 10, 2007 | 5:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 13, 2007 | 2:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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