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u.s. anti-opium Effort neH afghanistan Total Failure

Apr 16, 2016

sober assessment Qav Hogh pa' Sep ghu' nob john f. sopko, pentagon le' inspector luchaw' afghanistan reconstruction, 15 DIS qaSpu'DI' taliban pum. corruption endemic Hung practically QI'yaH-existent je. chol puS 700 DuSaQ recent jar muHIvtaHbogh ongoing insurgency. 'ej lubotbe' qaSlaH $ 7 500 000 000 qaStaHvIS rep counter-narcotics, 3,300 tons neH 2015 qIp opium production — exactly rap patlh rurbogh 2000 ghorgh yot u.s..

"fifteen DIS quvHa'moHlaHbe' unfinished Qap funding 'ej ghob, ghob'e' qar'a' ghel maH, nuq ghoS QIH?" jatlh sopko neH SoQ Qav Hogh DeSDu' harvard ben DuSaQ'a'Daq DawI' SoH ja' cnn.

debacle moj increasingly inescapable. DeSDu' juHwIjvaD Qoy afghanistan reconstruction Qav jar 'arghbej, pentagon personnel pressed rep. thomas massie (r-ky) mIwqoqvam'e' metrics DanoHmeH chaH counter-narcotic efforts Qapla' gauge.

"veS Drugs afghanistan," concluded massie neH comments woH pong meq, "extent tu'lu' veS Drugs, failure."

je acknowledged grim reality pong outgo yor la' pa' afghanistan, gen. john campbell, pa' testimony pa' Senate armed services Committee neH february.

"afghanistan DeSDu' lang inflection" vaj 2016 laH "ghobe' Dunmo' 'ej possibly Qugh, 'ach puS 2015", jatlh. 'ach je cnn noted, QIn wa' He 'emDaq: "DaH, puS reH, vaj not waver united 'amerI'qa' neH afghanistan."

qeqlI'ghach pa' ngaSwI' tu'lu' u.s. "withdrawal", neH escalating noH. u.s. QaS ratlh, involve pa' ghob — 'ej opium chu' goad yol. helmand province 14 yoS vagh DaH Soq taliban Hoch taH qu' ghob, ja' chu' york times Qav jar. wa'vatlh 'oH wej mention account, helmand afghanistan opium heartland — vaj SeH yer plantations lucrative poppy 'ej strategic veS ropyaHDaq across Sep.

'ej Hoch 'IjmeH ghop naQ taliban vIchel chonayta' pentagon, cha'DIch threat DaH lol HoSchoH isis insurgency.

qaStaHvIS january, qaSpu'DI' "isis-khorasan" ghom Suq wo' Department isis franchise neH afghanistan "nov terrorist DIvI'," u.s. QI' qutluch patlh Sovmo' authorization nob 'oH pong pagh ja' isis-k, cnn.

qaStaHvIS Har latest qaSlaH 17 nuvpu' qaStaHvIS eastern afghanistan paktika province HoH u.s. drone mup Qav Hogh. Hoch nuv HoH militants 'ach chaH civilians tribal qup, DaH nobvam jatlh qutluch patlh Sovmo' lutu'lu'bej DoQ pentagon ja' wab HevwI' tlhab europe.

ironically, imminent lull neH ghob anticipate QI' po' — 'ach neH nI' yap opium yob.

according to military.com, QIj mangghom Brig. gen. wilson a. shoffner, 'elbogh spokesman nato yo'SeH Resolute Qutlh, during pentagon Qav jar vIja': "'emvo' province vo' south north chaw' muD 'ej rap legh Segh pIH maH DIS pattern. 'ej vaj 'e' taH activity [pong taliban] DuQwI' until umqu' ghot mInDaj 'ay' ma'rIch 'ej vaj pa' ghotvam lull Hoch yob Suq bopummeH mIw anticipate maH. "