U.S. Marines assigned to the female engagement team (FET) of I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) conduct a patrol alongside a poppy field while visiting Afghan settlements in Boldak, Afghanistan, April 5, 2010. (DoD photo by Cpl. Lindsay L. Sayres, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion

About 90 percent of the world’s illegal opium is estimated to come from Afghanistan.