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Afghanistan is producing a lot more opium than before the US invasion. The US just can't stop it

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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US-led counterdrug efforts have failed to stem the tide of heroin flowing out of Afghanistan.
Cultivation has increased, but a number of factors outside of those failed efforts have led to that increase.
But the vast majority of opiates produced in Afghanistan don't reach the US.
In 15 years in Afghanistan, no counternarcotics effort undertaken by the US, it partners, or the Afghan government has led to sustained reductions in poppy cultivation or opium production.
That was one of a number of findings of a Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Report issued this week...
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