Friday, January 15, 2010

U.S. anti-opium strategy and program in Afghanistan in disarray

The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of State has reported that U.S. anti-narcotics operations in Afghanistan are inadequate. The 64-page report says there is no clear strategy, inadequate planning and assessment, insufficient personnel, and contractors are operating under poorly written contracts. Interagency coordination is ad hoc and unsynchronized.

Of course, the Afghan narcotics industry helps finance the killing of U.S. soldiers and weakens the government we are trying to prop up.

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