U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan, John F. Sopko, was heard on 10 June 2014 by the House Sub-Commission on the Middle East and North Africa regarding the "reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. "

The official lamented the collapse of efforts in Afghanistan, especially for women and for the rule of law, under the pressure of drugs and criminal organizations.

According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the budget for Afghan drug-related activities was $ 2 billion in 2012 and escalated to $ 3 billion in 2013, a level unprecedented in history.