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Britain to continue poppy eradication in Afghanistan despite US reversal
Britain will continue to fund the destruction of opium fields in Afghanistan despite the United States condemning poppy eradication as a waste of money.
The British Government said destroying poppy fields remained a key deterrent to growers and one of the "seven pillars" of its anti-opium strategy in Helmand province, just a day after Richard Holbrooke, the US envoy to Afghanistan, said that destroying the crop only drove poor farmers to join the insurgency....
Originally posted by twitchy
Over two years, and so far this thread remains a ghost town. I was hoping some of our latest more robust resident skeptics could perhaps take a shot at this, the open challenge remains.