Washington, D.C. – Today at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly questioned General Lori Robinson, Commander of U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), and Admiral Kurt Tidd, Commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) about their work on drug trafficking and help combat the influx of opiates and heroin in American communities. Donnelly also met in his office this week with both General Robinson and Admiral Tidd to discuss strategies to fight the flow of illicit drugs into the United States.
To see Donnelly’s questions to General Robinson and Admiral Tidd, click here.
In his response to Donnelly’s question, Admiral Tidd stated, in part, “This is a crisis that has come to touch us all personally. And so the challenge that we face is that how do you handle it, how do you deal with it…The Department of Defense can’t solve this problem on its own, the Department of Homeland Security can’t solve this problem on its own, Health and Human Services can’t solve it all on its own. It will only be through all of us working together in a collaborative manner.”