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Afghan Poppy Crop

The Afghan-China Connection

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
SidneyAnne Stone

So, why we still have troops in Afghanistan? The list of reasons are endless, depending on whom you ask. One might even say the United States is keeping troops in Afghanistan as a way of maintaining leverage over China due to our recently acquired debt.

Afghanistan: Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

I would like to propose that we consider another strategy -- strategic bombing. Take poppy fields, for example ... For once, we could be using our billion dollar bombers on billion dollar targets.

Afghan Poppy Palace Photo Tour

True/Slant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here in Kabul, the poor live in unimaginably squalid conditions and the rich live like kings. Kings in very ugly castles. We call them Poppy Palaces ...

Seth Colter Walls

Brzezinski: Surge In Afghanistan Risky, Some McCain Backers Want World War IV

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

All of a sudden, everyone seems to be in favor of sending more troops to Afghanistan. As Barack Obama encourages Europeans to dispatch more NATO force...