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Author Mercille, Julien.

Title Cruel harvest : US intervention in the Afghan drug trade / Julien Mercille
Published London : Pluto, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 184 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Perspectives -- Rise to prominence -- From forgotten state to rogue state -- To Afghanistan -- Washington and the Afghan drug trade since 2001 -- Solutions -- Conclusion: American power, drugs, and drug wars
Summary Mainstream commentators claim that the Taliban are the culprits behind Afghanistan's rocketing drug trade and that the US military is waging war on drugs in Afghanistan to weaken the resurgency and keep the streets heroin-free. This book lifts the lid on the reality, showing that the US in fact shares a large part of the responsibility
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-176) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drug control -- Political aspects.
Drug traffic -- Political aspects -- Afghanistan.
Afghanistan -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Afghanistan.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1849647763 (electronic bk.)
9781849647762 (electronic bk.)