With news about General McChrystal’s recent firing due to insubordinate comments made against the Obama Administration, Afghanistan is at the top of the news yet again.
There were further comments released over the weekend by military brass that described the conflict in Afghanistan as one in which theUnited States doesn’t really have a clear path to victory.
A Different Kind of Threat from Afghanistan
The situation is not good there, but at home there’s a different epidemic that we’ve been writing about. The epidemic of opiate addiction due to prescription drug abuse. The progression of OxyContin and Vicodin addicted men and women graduating from opiate pills to heroin continues to claim lives at an alarming rate.
A New Look at the Futility of the Drug War in Afghanistan
In an excellent article written by Alfred J. McCoy and published on …