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Taliban, Opium in Afghanistan Difficult to Contain

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Taliban, Opium in Afghanistan Difficult to Contain

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Taliban, Opium in Afghanistan Difficult to Contain

Taliban, Opium in Afghanistan Difficult to Contain

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William Wood, U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, evaluates U.S. operations in Afghanistan, increasing public support for the Taliban, and poppy eradication. His assessment comes after the discovery of stocks of opium worth $500 million. Military forces made the find after regaining a southern Afghan town from the Taliban.

Wood speaks with Steve Inskeep.