CNAS report launch and discussion on the growing national security threat of organized crime in the Western Hemisphere.
Date and Time:
September 30, 2010
4:30: Guest check-in and registration
Willard Intercontinental Hotel's Crystal Room
1401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Last month, the Mexican government announced that the drug wars have claimed 28,000 lives since 2006. These drug trafficking groups have evolved to pose significant challenges not only to Mexico and the United States, but to governments and societies across the Western Hemisphere.
On September 30, 2010, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) will host an event to launch Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels, and U.S. National Security, a groundbreaking CNAS report that surveys organized crime throughout the Western Hemisphere, analyzes the challenges it poses for the region and recommends the United States replace the "war on drugs" paradigm with comprehensive domestic and foreign policies to confront the interrelated challenges of drug trafficking and violence ranging from the Andean Ridge to American streets.
At the event on September 30, a diverse panel of experts will discuss this multi-layered national security challenge including:
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Canada, Mexico and NAFTA
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
President of the Inter-American Dialogue
Foreign Policy Fellow for The Brookings Institution 21st Century Defense Initiative
Colonel Robert Killebrew, USA (ret.).
CNAS Senior Fellow
Stay tuned in the coming days for the release of Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels, and U.S. National Security. This event will also be webcast live at www.cnas.org/live. Webcast viewers can submit questions to panelists via Twitter @CNASdc.