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ICOS Recommendations for US Policy in Afghanistan (February 2008)

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ICOS releases its latest recommendations to the US government concerning Afghanistan. It urges the United States Government to halt plans for forced poppy crop eradication in Afghanistan, and encourages George Bush to support a Poppy for Medicine initiative, which would see Afghan farmers licensed to grow their poppy for morphine.

NATO’s force size should also be doubled to 80,000 with all caveats removed as soon as logistically possible. As part of “NATO Plus”, the US should play a leading role within the alliance to create a new balance between military and humanitarian efforts within the stabilisation strategy to pursue an effective hearts and minds campaign.

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