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[Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield:] And we have discussed six steps we can take together to reverse the trends. First, a serious Colombian national strategy to address the crisis. Second, designating a national coordinator for a whole-of-government effort. President Santos wisely placed his Vice President in charge of this effort. Third, an expanded and robust budget for counternarcotics. Fourth, enhanced eradication efforts, including areas previously off-limits to forced eradication. Fifth, a strategy to deal with the political realities of coca growers' protests driving away eradicators. And sixth, a commitment to continue to use extradition as a tool against those involved in drug trafficking.
Assessing the Colombia Peace Process: The Way Forward in U.S.-Colombia Relations (Washington: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, August 2, 2017) <>.