“The American public should know what the true costs of these choices are and what lost opportunities they represent.”
About 90 percent of the world’s illegal opium is estimated to come from Afghanistan.
Since the U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the production of opium in the country has increased by 40 times according to Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, fueling organized crime and widespread death. The head of the FSKN, Viktor Ivanov, explained the staggering trend at a March U.N. conference on drugs in Afghanistan. Opium