3,387. 2/15/2002

“According to one former NSC [National Security Council] official, Undersecretary of Defense Doug Feith argued in a White House meeting in February 2002 that counter-narcotics was not part of the war on terrorism, and so Defense wanted no part of it in Afghanistan. ‘We couldn’t get Defense to do counter-narcotics in Afghanistan,’ recalled the former NSC official.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – James Risen, State of War, Page 154

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