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Afghanistan Poppy

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...

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 ...

Afghans In Marjah Have A Drug Trade To Defend

GlobalPost | Jean MacKenzie and Aziz Ahmad Tassal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It is the worst-kept secret in Afghanistan: The "major offensive" set to begin within days, if not hours, will be for Marjah, a district just 15 miles...

US Tells Afghans To Grow Grapes Not Opium Poppy

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The Taliban make Afghanistan's opium business easy, offering credit, seeds and fertilizer to farmers to grow the drugs that fuel the ins...

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 ...

Afghanistan Drug War: US Drug Raid Classifies Poppyseeds As 'Narcotics'

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Fans of poppyseed bagels may want to start glancing furtively around for undercover narcs before taking a bite of their black-speckled breakfast rolls...

In Pictures: The Neglected War In Afghanistan

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the years since the initial invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the nation's attention has steadily turned away from a mission that the Bush administr...