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Guess Who Benefits from Afghan Opium Production

Opium production has been on the rise in Afghanistan over recent years despite US counternarcotics efforts. Infamous mercenary firm, formerly known as Blackwater, has creamed off $569 million from the Pentagon in this unsuccessful drive. The money the company received … Continue reading

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How Opium Greed is Keeping US Troops in Afghanistan

Abby Martin takes a look at a shocking statistic that puts opium production in Afghanistan at a record high, and puts into perspective the different corporate interests that could be keeping US forces in Afghanistan well beyond 2014. Despite efforts … Continue reading

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