Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745332321 Published December 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332338 Published December 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Cruel Harvest: US Intervention in the Afghan Drug Trade

Julien Mercille

Cruel Harvest: US Intervention in the Afghan Drug Trade

Julien Mercille

Distributed for Pluto Press

192 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745332321 Published December 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332338 Published December 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cruel Harvest lifts the lid on the reality of Afghanistan’s skyrocketing drug trade and the role played by the US military. Conventional accounts blame the Taliban for the expansion of drug production.

However, in Cruel Harvest Julien Mercille shows that the US in fact shares responsibility by supporting drug lords, refusing to adopt effective drug control policies and failing to crack down on drug money laundered through Western banks.

Mercille argues that the best way to address drug problems is by reducing demand in consumer countries, not by conducting counternarcotics missions in Afghanistan.
Contents
Acknowledgements
1: Introduction
2: Perspectives
3: Rise to Prominence
4: From Forgotten State to Rogue State
5: To Afghanistan
6: Washington and the Afghan Drug Trade since 2001
7: Solutions
8: Conclusion: American Power, Drugs, and Drug Wars
Notes
Index
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