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Poppy Trade Threatens Afghanistan's Stability

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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

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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.