April 2018 Issue [Letter from Washington]
How America boosts the Afghan opium trade
by Andrew Cockburn,
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is the Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine and the author, most recently, of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins.
2001- 21st century Aerial operations Afghan War Afghanistan American Costs Design and construction Disinformation Drug traffic Economic aspects Economic conditions F-22 (Jet fighter plane) Heroin industry Military intelligence Military policy Opium trade Politics and government Prevention Taliban Tribes United States