a us soldiers afganistans opium fields 7 US Soldiers in Afghanistan's Opium fields (12 photos)

Through extortion and taxation, the Taliban are believed to reap as much as $300 million a year from Afghanistan’s opium trade, which now makes up 90 percent of the world’s total. That is enough, the Americans say, to sustain all of the Taliban’s military operations in southern Afghanistan for an entire year. [SOURCE]

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