The Resource Opium and Afghanistan : reassessing U.S. counternarcotics strategy, John A. Glaze

Opium and Afghanistan : reassessing U.S. counternarcotics strategy, John A. Glaze

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Opium and Afghanistan : reassessing U.S. counternarcotics strategy
Title
Opium and Afghanistan
Title remainder
reassessing U.S. counternarcotics strategy
Statement of responsibility
John A. Glaze
Title variation
  • Opium and Afghanistan
  • Reassessing U.S. counternarcotics strategy
Title variation remainder
reassessing United States counternarcotics strategy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cultivation and production of opium in Afghanistan has skyrocketed since the Taliban were toppled in 2001such that Afghanistan now supplies 92 percent of the world's illicit opium. The expanding opium trade is threatening to destabilize the Afghan government and turn the conflict-ridden country back into a safe haven for drug traffickers and terrorists. This paper examines the nature of the opium problem in Afghanistan and analyzes the allied strategy to counter this growing crisis. In analyzing the current counternarcotics strategy, it points out pitfalls including the counterproductive aspects of opium eradication. Finally, changes to the strategy are proposed, which include increasing troop levels and eliminating national restrictions, substantially increasing financial aid, deemphasizing opium eradication, focusing on long-term alternative livelihoods, aggressively pursuing drug kingpins and corrupt government officials, and exploring the possibility of Afghanistan's entry to the licit opium market
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Cataloging source
GPO
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Glaze, John A
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Army War College (U.S.)
Series statement
Carlisle papers in security strategy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opium trade
  • Drug traffic
  • Narco-terrorism
  • Drug control
  • Afghanistan
Label
Opium and Afghanistan : reassessing U.S. counternarcotics strategy, John A. Glaze
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 30, 2007)
  • "October 2007."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 14-18)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background -- Afghanistan's opium economy -- Problems with Afghanistan's opium economy -- Renewed Taliban/insurgency -- Current counternarcotics strategy -- Problems with current counternarcotics strategy -- Recommendations -- Conclusion
Control code
180864258
Extent
v, 18 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 10/30/07: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB804.pdf; current access available via PURL
Label
Opium and Afghanistan : reassessing U.S. counternarcotics strategy, John A. Glaze
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 30, 2007)
  • "October 2007."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 14-18)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background -- Afghanistan's opium economy -- Problems with Afghanistan's opium economy -- Renewed Taliban/insurgency -- Current counternarcotics strategy -- Problems with current counternarcotics strategy -- Recommendations -- Conclusion
Control code
180864258
Extent
v, 18 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 10/30/07: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB804.pdf; current access available via PURL

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