National Security

October 21, 2009 3:45 PM

Killer crop: Afghan opium fuels addictions, finances terrorists

Afghan opium kills more people every year than any other drug on the planet, claiming up to 100,000 lives annually, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday. In addition to drug-related deaths, Afghan opium and heroin pay for weapons that anti-U.S. insurgents use to kill American troops.

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