21 Apr '12, 1pm

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http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/04/ap-afghanistan-army-investigates-drug-use-56-soldiers-042112/ Army probes drug use by soldiers in Afghanistan By Lolita C. Baldor - The Associated Press Posted : Saturday Apr 21, 2012 9:09:05 EDT WASHINGTON — The Army has investigated 56 soldiers in Afghanistan on suspicion of using or distributing heroin, morphine or other opiates during 2010 and 2011, newly obtained data shows. Eight soldiers died of drug overdoses during that time. While the cases represent just a slice of possible drug use by U.S. troops in Afghanistan, they provide a somber snapshot of the illicit trade in the war zone, including young Afghans peddling heroin, soldiers dying after mixing cocktails of opiates, troops stealing from medical bags and Afghan soldiers and police dealing drugs to their U.S. comrades. In a country awash with poppy fields that provide up t...

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