Todd Robinson, former Ambassador to Guatemala, has been confirmed as the new Assistant Secretary for State INL.
“Almost all of the illicit drugs causing the unprecedented rise in American deaths from drug overdoses are produced outside the United States. In order to achieve sustainable long-term solutions to the security challenges present by the illicit drug trade, INL programs build partner capacity to identify and exploit vulnerabilities at each level of the international supply chain. INL prioritizes efforts to reduce the supply of illicit drugs that are responsible for the greatest number of American overdose deaths, such as opioids (including synthetic opioids) and cocaine. Reducing illicit drug supply is an important component of a multifaceted interagency effort to save American lives.”