Poppy Trade Threatens Afghanistan's Stability The U.S. military is under increasing pressure to crack down on Afghanistan's drug trade. The trade in poppies, used in opium and heroin, is seen as a threat to the country's weak central government. But the U.S. mission in Afghanistan specifically excludes battling drug trafficking. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.
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Poppy Trade Threatens Afghanistan's Stability

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Poppy Trade Threatens Afghanistan's Stability

Poppy Trade Threatens Afghanistan's Stability

Poppy Trade Threatens Afghanistan's Stability

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The U.S. military is under increasing pressure to crack down on Afghanistan's drug trade. The trade in poppies, used in opium and heroin, is seen as a threat to the country's weak central government. But the U.S. mission in Afghanistan specifically excludes battling drug trafficking. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.