TITLE

Iraq's Latest Casualty: Afghanistan

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Peter H.
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
National Journal;12/9/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 49, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the economic and political problems in Afghanistan, ranging from a booming drug trade to a resurgent Taliban to political corruption. The outlook for solving Afghanistan's drug problem was underscored by two reports tying the country's opium trade to corruption and to the Taliban. In fact, many observers increasingly view Afghanistan as another casualty of the Iraq war. A November 2006 proposal for a Marshall Plan to help Afghanistan get back on its feet underscored the country's plight.
ACCESSION #
23509346

 

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