NATO’S Appalling Failure in Afghanistan has Fuelled a Drug Explosion Across Europe
Opinion

NATO’S Appalling Failure in Afghanistan has Fuelled a Drug Explosion Across Europe

I recently spent 12 months in Kabul as an adviser on policing. After seventeen years of NATO’s mission to bring peace and security, it’s sad to say that the country’s probably in a worse state than ever. Our terrible failure in Afghanistan, with lives wasted despite billions spent, has produced only one winner: organised crime….

Afghanistan, Garden of Empire: America’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Harvest
Books

Afghanistan, Garden of Empire: America’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Harvest

By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the UN General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. The UN General Assembly is committed to developing…

Colonial Drug Trafficking and the British Empire
History

Colonial Drug Trafficking and the British Empire

By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the UN General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. Raise awareness? Rarely acknowledged, (“legal”) drug trafficking was…

Record Bombings, Anti-Aircraft Weapons, Deception, and the Opium Trade: Time for the US to Leave Afghanistan
Opinion

Record Bombings, Anti-Aircraft Weapons, Deception, and the Opium Trade: Time for the US to Leave Afghanistan

The Afghanistan papers revealed that for three administrations in a row (Bush, Obama, and Trump), the American public has been lied to and deceived by generals, intelligence officers, and security officials overseeing the war effort. *** Bombings and Downed AircraftIn 2019, according to figures released by Air Force Central Command (AFCENT), the United States “dropped…