- Afghanistan's U.S.-Funded Counter-Narcotics Tribunal Convicts Nearly All Defendants, Records Show. By Joshua Hersh. June 9, 2012. The Huffington Post. "The Department of Justice has a program at the CNJC to mentor the prosecutors and judges, but there is no equivalent one for defense attorneys, officials say. 'DOJ is fully supportive of a competent, committed defense bar,' the embassy official wrote. 'DOJ has helped those who are advising the defense bar with materials and advice.' But the official also acknowledged that the department's 'primary role' is 'the education and the development of the skills of the prosecution service in Afghanistan.'"