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Afghanistan anti-drug boondoggle nears $9bn mark

The amount of money the US government has spent trying to wipe out Afghan opium since 2002 has now reached $8.94 billion, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) noted in his latest quarterly report to Congress on October 30. Afghanistan is far and away the world’s largest opium producer and has been for the entire period since […]