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Why hasn't the United States stopped Afghanistan’s flourishing heroin production?

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Published on Sep 27, 2018

Afghanistan produces 90 percent of the world's opium, despite the efforts of the United States.

Washington is being outplayed by a formidable opponent -- and we're not talking about a militant group, but tens of thousands of poor farmers. They rely on the cultivation of this often deadly drug for their livelihoods. So if a mountain of cash and the world's most powerful military can't solve the problem -- what can?

Guests:
Mike Vigil
Former agent
Drug Enforcement Administration

Javid Faisal
Former deputy spokesman for Afghanistan's Chief Executive
Parliamentary candidate

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