Afghanistan - Drugs: Hard Habit to Break

Afghanistan has learnt the painful lesson that opium is a hard habit to break. More than six years on from the invasion, the threat from the drugs trade is more potent than ever. In Bucharest, the talk at NATO may be of sharing the ‘burden’ but military capacity will only go so far. With opium stoking the insurgency, particularly in the south, the issue is one the alliance can ill afford to ignore.

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