Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats
U.S. Department of Defence
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats develops DoD counterdrug (CD) and counter-transnational organized crime (CTOC) policy. It also issues guidance, establishes priorities, and oversees resource allocation and program execution, for DoD CD and CTOC missions. These missions focus on countering illicit drug trafficking, but also include countering illicit financial flows and the illicit trafficking of people, wildlife, natural resources, and weapons. Primary activities include:
• Overview of U.S. DoD Counter-Narcotics Efforts in the Western Hemisphere
• DoD support to U.S. domestic and foreign government efforts to combat drug trafficking and drug-related terrorist activities through detection and monitoring of illicit drug smuggling, information and intelligence sharing, and capacity building
• DoD and interagency efforts for the detection and monitoring of the maritime and aerial transit of illegal drugs into the United States.