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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The “1033 Program,” Department of Defense Support to Law Enforcement

Categories: Congress,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43701.pdf

Describes the background of the 1033 Program, by which the Department of Defense transferred surplus equipment to local law enforcement agencies for counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities, and congressional reporting requirements. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes Unanimously to Allow Delayed Retroactive Reduction in Drug Trafficking Sentences

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Headlines

http://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/news/press-releases-and-news-advisories/press-releases/20140718_press_release.pdf

Press release announcing decision to reduce federal sentencing guideline levels for drug trafficking at the base level and apply the reduced sentences retroactively to those in prison.  The reductions would become effective after November 1, 2015.  From the U.S. Sentencing Commission

 

World Drug Report 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,United Nations

http://www.unodc.org/documents/wdr2014/World_Drug_Report_2014_web.pdf

Annual overview of major developments in drug markets for various drug categories.  Includes recent statistics and trend analysis of global illicit drug markets and tables on drug cultivation, production and eradication.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

El Salvador: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43616.pdf

Examines current political, economic, social, and human rights conditions in El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

Domestic Federal Law Enforcement Coordination: Through the Lens of the Southwest Border

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43583.pdf

Discusses law enforcement task forces and intelligence information sharing centers that respond to federal counterdrug and counterterrorism priorities in the Southwest border region and how coordination among efforts is achieved.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The UK’s Response to Extremism and Instability in North and West Africa

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,European Union,Great Britain,Terrorism,United Nations

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/313860/40581_Cm_8861_print_ready.pdf

Response of the British government to questions raised about this topic by Parliament.  Affirms support for efforts by the European Union and the United Nations to control drug trafficking and  terrorism in the Western Sahel-Sahara region, Algeria, Nigeria and Mali. Parliamentary Command Paper Cm 8861

 

Afghanistan: Drug Trafficking and the 2014 Transition

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Drug Trafficking,History,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43540.pdf

Finds that the drug problem in Afghanistan, the world’s primary source of opium poppy cultivation and opium and heroin production, is worsening.  This report describes key U.S. counternarcotics programs in the country in the context of the 2014 transition.  The appendix contains historical tables on trends in Afghan drug cultivation, production, and trafficking.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Brazil: Political and Economic Situation and U.S. Relations

Categories: Brazil,Drug Trafficking,Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33456.pdf

Describes current political and economic situation of Brazil and recent strains in Brazil-U.S. relations due to alleged National Security Agency activities inside Brazil.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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