Afghanistan: Narcotics and U.S. Policy

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Opium poppy cultivation and drug trafficking have eroded Afghanistan's fragile political and economic order over the last 30 years. This report provides current statistical information, profiles the narcotics trade's participants, explores linkages between narcotics, insecurity, and corruption, and reviews U.S. and international policy responses since late 2001. The report also considers ongoing policy debates regarding the counternarcotics role of coalition military forces, poppy eradication, alternative livelihoods, and funding issues for Congress.

Creator(s): Blanchard, Christopher M.
Location(s): Afghanistan
Creation Date: June 18, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Blanchard, Christopher M.

Analyst in Middle Eastern Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: June 18, 2009
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Afghanistan
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Opium poppy cultivation and drug trafficking have eroded Afghanistan's fragile political and economic order over the last 30 years. This report provides current statistical information, profiles the narcotics trade's participants, explores linkages between narcotics, insecurity, and corruption, and reviews U.S. and international policy responses since late 2001. The report also considers ongoing policy debates regarding the counternarcotics role of coalition military forces, poppy eradication, alternative livelihoods, and funding issues for Congress.

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46 pages.

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