SEAN MURPHY / The Associated PressAug 26, 2019
In a case likely to affect others, the corporate giant is told to pay $572 million after state says it misstated drug's effects out of greed. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 17, 2015
A retired CIA analyst claims the U.S. government is trying to frame him in order to quiet his tell-all book on drug smuggling in Afghanistan; Ronald Reagan's offspring send Donald Trump a message; meanwhile, a Los Angeles man wakes up from a coma speaking ancient Hebrew. These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 7, 2010
Peter Galbraith, the former U.N. envoy who claims he was fired for trying to confront the election fraud in Afghanistan, says of Hamid Karzai: “In fact, some of the palace insiders say that he has a certain fondness for some of Afghanistan’s most profitable exports.” (video after the jump) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Chris Hedges / TruthdigNov 2, 2009
The warlords we champion in Afghanistan are as venal, as opposed to the rights of women and basic democratic freedoms, and as heavily involved in opium trafficking as the Taliban.The warlords we champion in Afghanistan are as venal, corrupt and opposed to the rights of women as the Taliban. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 24, 2009
If an athlete is caught cheating in the Olympics or another sports competition, that person is disqualified, and it is seen as a disgrace. In the case of the recent election in Afghanistan, however, cheating has been rewarded and even praised by no less than the president of the United States, says Link TV's Jamal Dajani in this week's "Mosaic Intelligence Report." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
BLANKAug 10, 2009
"Fifty Afghans believed to be drug traffickers with ties to the Taliban have been placed on a Pentagon target list to be captured or killed ," The New York Times reports That's not quite targeted assassination, but it comes pretty close. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 29, 2009
The U.S. has decided to stop funding poppy field eradication in Afghanistan, declaring the policy a failure and a waste of money. Since 2003, opium production has gone up 40-fold in Afghanistan, making it the producer of 90 percent of the world's heroin. But Britain, backed by the Afghan government, will continue destroying poppy fields as a way to stem the drug trade. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 25, 2009
Australians have found the source of a rash of mysterious crop circles: drugged-out wallabies. According to the attorney general of Tasmania, the kangaroo-like creatures have been eating opium poppies in fields grown for medical purposes, getting high and walking around in circles. Are you listening, Mel Gibson? Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Robert Fisk / TruthdigNov 30, 2008
The collapse of Afghanistan is closer than the world believes. Kandahar is in Taliban hands -- all but a square mile at the centre of the city --and the first Taliban checkpoints are scarcely 15 miles from Kabul. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 18, 2008
A suicide bomber set off a deadly explosion near a mosque in a popular marketplace in Zaranj, Afghanistan, Thursday evening as men were gathering for prayer, killing 20 people and injuring about 30. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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