David T. Johnson

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 00:00
While the United States has done a great deal over the last decades to help combat rising crime in Latin America, now it is clear that if a new administration does not accelerate and refocus its programs exclusively on citizen security in the region, it c
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 00:00
Due to the continued high rate of drug use in the United States, our government has a "shared responsibility" to keep working closely with drug-producing and transiting countries, while also strengthening demand prevention and treatment programs
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 00:00
With its drug-related violence worsening for years and defying attempts to control it, Mexico often gets compared to Colombia. If anything, though, Mexico resembles the Colombia of twenty years ago, the heyday of the Medellín and Cali cartels.
Friday, May 21, 2010 - 00:00
In Colombia, the nationalization of our programs, due to programmatic success, has resulted in a reduction of contract personnel from almost 1,200 in 2006, to 598 in 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 00:00
In both Colombia and Mexico we utilize many facets of U.S. foreign assistance and expertise
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 00:00
Statement before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law
Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 00:00
In the Western Hemisphere, many of our partners continue to face considerable threats from transnational criminal and drug trafficking organizations.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 00:00
Under this partnership we aim to create a cycle of declining crime, declining drug abuse, and better governance. To support that effort, we aim to do more within our own borders to reduce drug demand and to stem the flow of illegal weapons and laundered m
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 00:00
In the Western Hemisphere, while many states remain under threat, there are successes.
Friday, March 20, 2009 - 00:00
Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Merida Initiative, which is a security cooperation partnership to combat transnational narcotics trafficking and organized crime in Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean.