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Michael Yon - Desert of Death

Be sure to check out Mike Yon's latest dispatch - Dasht-e-Margo "Desert of Death" - about a drug war of a different nature:

...Meanwhile, the farmers who are overproducing opium are set to flood the world with a massive crop that will cause prices to plummet—meaning they likely will earn far less than they anticipated—but the cheap heroin this year will likely produce a larger market for the heroin crop of 2007. It’s doubtful that simple farmers here are thinking of building a larger global market for their brand of addiction, but that’s what’s happening, leaving people like Steve fighting poppy not because they are warriors in the so-called “war on drugs,” but because it affects their profits...

As always, informative, well written and leaves you wanting the next dispatch.

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