At the Nexus of Terrorism and Drugs

Afghan warlord and opium cultivator Haji Bashar Noorzai could be an intelligence source the U.S. needs to combat terrorism, but he's in jail on drug charges. He has offered to help, and as the wars on both drugs and terrorism rage on, readers debated the wisdom of his incarceration

Your article on Afghan warlord Haji Bashar Noorzai listed possible negative consequences of his arrest [Feb. 19]. Assured by a U.S. agent that the trip would be "like a vacation," Noorzai went to the U.S. to offer his cooperation against the resurgent Taliban. Now in jail, he...

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