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The war on drugs in Afghanistan 'has just been a total failure,' the US's top watchdog there says

One year ago   |   By Business Insider

October was the 18th anniversary of the start of the US-led war in Afghanistan, and the US is still trying to negotiate its way out of the conflict.
The two-decade war has cost the US billions of dollars and thousands of lives, and there appears to be little to show for it in Afghanistan.
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The US-led war in Afghanistan turned 18 in October, and those two decades of fighting and rebuilding appear to have yielded little progress.
The counternarcotics effort there, for example, "has just been a total failure," John F. Sopko, special...
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