They are again looking into herbicides because of the pressure from the US Government. Why on earth can’t the US govt come up with some sort of regularatory farming system whereby the Afghans can farm poppies all they want as long as they sell to the good guys vs illicit drug dealers? The world could have more pain medication and the Afghans could make a living.
Also in Afghanistan news OPFOR notes a poll.
Bottom line is that a large number of Afghans– famously intolerant of foreigners in their midst– appear to be happy with the way things are going, and are glad the Canadians and other forces are there.
Click through and read. Its interesting stuff.