Opioids Kill As Many Americans As Three Wars Combined

U.S. Special Forces team members with Special Operations Task Force – South board two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters following a clearing operation in Panjwa’i district, April 25, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The operation, led by Afghan commandos with the Afghan National Army’s 3rd Commando Kandak, resulted in the removal of Taliban propaganda material and three suspected insurgents detained.

Opioids Kill As Many Americans As Three Wars Combined

Afghan Opium Production 40 Times Higher Since US-NATO Invasion

Since the U.S.-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the production of opium in the country has increased by 40 times according to Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service, or FSKN, fueling organized crime and widespread death. The head of the FSKN, Viktor Ivanov, explained the staggering trend at a March U.N. conference on drugs in Afghanistan. Opium growth in Afghanistan increased 18 percent from 131, 000 hectares to 154, 000, according to Ivanov’s estimates.

The History Channel Is Finally Telling The Stunning Secret Story Of The War On Drugs

The good news for Grassley, and for everyone else, is that starting Sunday night and running through Wednesday the History Channel is showing a new four-part series called “America’s War on Drugs.” Not only is it an important contribution to recent American history, it’s also the first time U.S. television has ever told the core truth about one of the most important issues of the past 50 years.

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