An Article entitled "US Government uses military to help Afghan opium trade."
http://cofcc.org/2011/12/us-governme...n-opium-trade/The Taliban declared war on opium in 2000 and almost completely wiped it out in Afghanistan. In 2002, Afghanistan saw a 600%+ surge in the cultivation of opium. Now the US government admits to using American soldiers to aid in the cultivation and sale of opium. US soldiers are used to deliver farmer supplies to opium growers, protect their fields, and assist farmers in getting their cultivated product to the market place. This had led to a global surge in Heroine, and other opium products.