TITLE

Pushing Out Afghan Poppies

AUTHOR(S)
O'Malley, Brian M.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Soldiers;Nov2007, Vol. 62 Issue 11, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on efforts of Afghan and international forces to eradicate opium poppy production in Afghanistan. In 2006, Afghan opium production increased by 57 percent, and it has been revealed that profits from opium production and drug trafficking have financed the Taliban and other enemies of the government. An agricultural-research center was established by 1st Lt. Gris Babcock of the Idaho National Guard's 207th Regional Security Assistance Command in Afghanistan, to determine which crops will be viable alternatives for the poppies.
ACCESSION #
27552563

 

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