Months of U.S. Strikes Have Failed to Curtail Taliban Opium Trade

Months of U.S. Strikes Have Failed to Curtail Taliban

American efforts to cripple the Taliban drug trade in Afghanistan have fallen short of expectations, U.S. officials say, creating new challenges for the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken

Asia Months of U.S. Strikes Have Failed to Curtail Taliban

Asia Months of U.S. Strikes Have Failed to Curtail Taliban Opium Trade by Dion Nissenbaum – Wall Street Journal American efforts to cripple the Taliban drug trade in Afghanistan have fallen short of expectations, U.S. officials say, creating new challenges for the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken the insurgency as the warring parties try to jump start peace talks .

U.S. strikes on Taliban opium labs won’t work, say Afghan

The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said last week that output of opium from poppy seeds in Afghanistan, the world’s main source of heroin, stood at around 9,000 metric tons in 2017

Report: U.S. Airstrikes on 200 Taliban Targets Fail to

In the nine months that U.S. airstrikes have been targeting the Taliban drug trade, American forces have only deprived the group of $46 million in funding, which amounts to less than a quarter of the money the group generates from its drug trade. The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a watchdog agency established by Congress, also questioned the effectiveness of the anti …

Why the Heroin Trade Helped Defeat the US in Afghanistan

On the other hand, in the almost 15 years of continuous combat since the U.S. invasion of 2001, pacification efforts have failed to curtail the Taliban insurgency largely because the U.S. could

Taliban instability could fuel opium trade – BBC News

The death of the Taliban leader Mullah Mansour could lead to increased instability in Afghanistan, and provide a boost to the opium trade, says Justin Rowlatt.

News Article Archive from Aug 08, 2018 – Wsj.com

Aug 08, 2018 · Nine Months of U.S. Strikes Have Failed to Curtail Taliban Opium Trade American efforts to cripple the Taliban drug trade in Afghanistan have fallen short of expectations, U…

How opium defeated America in Afghanistan | Salon.com

Feb 23, 2016 · On the other hand, in the almost 15 years of continuous combat since the U.S. invasion of 2001, pacification efforts have failed to curtail the Taliban insurgency largely because the U.S. could

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Record Afghan Opium Crop Signals Violent Year for U.S. Forces

“Record-high opium production is but one indication of how badly U.S. efforts have failed and are continuing to fail,” said Andrew Bacevich, professor of The Taliban and the Opium Trade

Washington’s Twenty-First-Century Opium Wars

On the other hand, in the almost 15 years of continuous combat since the U.S. invasion of 2001, pacification efforts have failed to curtail the Taliban insurgency largely because the U.S. could not control the swelling surplus from the county’s heroin trade.

How a Failed Drug War Will Defeat Trump’s Afghan Adventure

Over the past 15 years, all counter-narcotics efforts by the U.S., Great Britain, and the U.N. have failed to slow the country’s drug production.