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Description - Seeds of Terror by Dr Gretchen Peters

"Seeds of Terror" is a groundbreaking triumph of reporting, a book that changed U.S. policy toward the Afghan heroin trade and the fight against terror. In it, Gretchen Peters exposes the deepening relationship between the Taliban and drug traffickers, and traces decades of America's failure to disrupt the opium production that helps fund extremism. The Taliban earns as much as half a billion dollars annually from drugs and crime, and Peters argues that disrupting this flow of dirty money will be critical to stabilizing Afghanistan. Based on hundreds of interviews with fighters, smugglers, and government officials, "Seeds of Terror" is the essential story of the narco-terror nexus behind America's widening war in Afghanistan.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312429638
ISBN-10: 0312429630
Format: Paperback
(213mm x 137mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dr Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters has covered Pakistan and Afghanistan for more than a decade, first for the Associated Press and later for ABC News. A Harvard graduate, Peters was nominated for an Emmy for her coverage of the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto and won the SAJA Journalism Award for a "Nightline "segment on Pervez Musharraf. She lives in the United States with her husband, the Robert Capa Gold Medal-winning photojournalist John Moore, and their two daughters.