Title

Report of the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission

Security Theme

Transnational Organized Crime

Keywords

drug trafficking, Western Hemisphere Drug Policy, Colombia, Mexico, Central America, illegal drug abuse, US foreign policy in the Americas, organized crime, criminal organizations

Description

"Congress created the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission (WHDPC) to address a dilemma that has long plagued US policy makers: why, despite aggressive enforcement, have illicit drugs remained plentiful and increasingly potent while drug trafficking organizations have grown stronger and more violent? Our mission is twofold: evaluate a range of US counternarcotics polices in the Americas and then help Congress and the White House recalibrate these efforts with practical recommendations for change."

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Report of the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission

"Congress created the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission (WHDPC) to address a dilemma that has long plagued US policy makers: why, despite aggressive enforcement, have illicit drugs remained plentiful and increasingly potent while drug trafficking organizations have grown stronger and more violent? Our mission is twofold: evaluate a range of US counternarcotics polices in the Americas and then help Congress and the White House recalibrate these efforts with practical recommendations for change."