Economic

Tasked With Combating Opium, Afghan Officials Profit From It

“The United States spent more than $7 billion in the past 14 years to fight the runaway poppy production that has made Afghan opium the world’s biggest brand. Tens of billions more went to governance programs to stem corruption and train a credible police force. Countless more dollars and thousands of lives were lost on the main thrust of the war: to put the Afghan government in charge of district centers and to instill rule of law.”

Source: Tasked With Combating Opium, Afghan Officials Profit From It – The New York Times

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