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A significant portion for the heroin epidemic is a direct result of how our military was used in Afghanistan to protect poppy growers that make heroin. Just prior to our invasion the Taliban was awarded by the UN and the US for swift reduction in heroin production. In fact, between 1998 and 2001 the US was the single largest financial contributor to the Taliban and our last payment of millions was just 4 months prior to 9/11.

Heroin production increased 6000% after our occupation in Afghanistan began.

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