FOUR-STAR GEN. MCCAFFREY (Ret.) TO TESTIFY ON CUBA POLICY WED., APRIL 29, 2154 RAYBURN, 2:00 PM, BEFORE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY SUBCOMMITEE
McCAFFREY WILL OFFER STRATEGY FOR "ENGAGING CUBA FOR RE-INTEGRATION INTO THE COMMUNITY OF NATIONS"
(Washington, DC) – Four-star General Barry R. McCaffrey (ret), who served both as U.S. Drug Czar and former commander of SouthCom, involving all U.S. troops and military operations in Latin America, will testify on U.S.-Cuba policy Wednesday, April 29, before the House National Security and Foreign affairs Subcommittee of the Government Reform Committee. The hearing is 2-4 PM. Gen. McCaffrey was among twelve senior military officers who recently called on President Obama to improve U.S.-Cuba relations, and the President has taken a number of steps to do so. McCaffrey is now Adjunct Professor of International Relations at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
General McCaffrey’s testimony will offer a strategy for “Engaging Cuba for Re-Integration into the Community of the Americas.” He will discuss the political, economic, and human dimensions, military and drug trafficking aspects, and international cooperation.
The hearing is on “National Security Implications of U.S. Policy toward Cuba”. The Subcommittee Chair is Rep. John F. Tierney (D-MA), and the Ranking Minority Member is Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is chaired by Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), and Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA) is Ranking Minority Member.