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Afghanistan Opium Production

Afghan Poppy Crop Reaches Record High Despite Billions In U.S. Spending

Matt Sledge | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Afghanistan just produced a record poppy crop despite massive $7.6 billion in U.S. counternarcotics spending since the war there began, a new report f...

As U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Opium Production Thrives

AP | ABDUL KHALIQ and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.01.2014 | World

MARJAH, Afghanistan (AP) — Pink-and-white poppy blooms stretch toward the horizon in this field in southern Afghanistan as laborers slice open the g...

After More Than 10 Years Of War, Afghanistan's Opium Production Hits Record High

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Dylan Welch and Mohammad Stanekzai KABUL, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Afghan opium cultivation has hit a record high as international forces...

Afghanistan's Opium Problem Growing

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 11.21.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan efforts to stamp out opium poppy cultivation are failing because of high prices for the illicit crop, pushing farmers to ...