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Afghan Drugs

U.S. Shouldn't Abandon Counternarcotics Effort in Afghanistan

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Why does the cultivation of poppy -- the plant used to produce heroin -- in a faraway land matter? Simply put, the illicit drug trade in Afghanistan finances terrorist activities of the Taliban.

Afghan Anti-Drug Officers Burn Confiscated Opium (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Hamid Karzai may have slammed recent drug raids conducted by U.S. and Russian agents in Afghanistan as "a violation of sovereignty," yet tha...

Karzai, Obama Meeting In The White House To Discuss Afghanistan

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The war in Afghanistan will get worse before it gets better, President Barack Obama warned on Wednesday, but he declared his plan t...

Afghanistan's Opium Boom May Be Over

Yahoo! News | VIVIENNE WALT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Could Afghanistan's opium boom be over? Perhaps. According to the latest report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, opium cultivation has...