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Asa Hutchinson

Asa Hutchinson

Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration

Asa Hutchinson is CEO of Hutchinson Group, a homeland security consulting firm, and practices law in Northwest Arkansas.  Hutchinson was the first Under Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.  In that capacity, he was responsible for border and transportation security.  He is a three time Member of Congress from Arkansas serving from 1997-2001. Following his third term reelection, Hutchinson was appointed by President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowmen School of Law teaching National Security Law.

Asa has also debated in: America Is To Blame for Mexico's Drug War

More About Asa Hutchinson

Transcript from Hannity & Colmes, Fox News August 16, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007

(Scroll to page 286) Hutchinson lays out his strategy of a balanced approach to fighting drugs: enforcement, prevention and treatment in coordination.

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Hutchinson and Judge Reggie Walton explain Congress’ decision to cut the mandatory sentence for the possession of crack cocaine which was much stiffer than that for powder cocaine.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Debate between Asa Hutchinson the former drug czar and Ethan Nadelmann the director of the Drug Policy Alliance, held at University of Arkansas.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

An interview with the newly-appointed head of the Drug Enforcement Agency covering interdiction, supplier countries, and sentencing guidelines.

Monday, August 27, 2001
Wednesday, December 31, 1969