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"Stunning . . . A must-read for all western policy makers and President Obama."--Ahmed Rashid, New York Times Bestselling author of Taliban and Descent into Chaos
"Seeds of Terror offers layer after layer of fascinating information about the deadly consequences of decades of disastrous policy decisions. This is a well-written, well-documented, and exemplary work of journalism."--Lewis Perdue, Barron's
"Meticulously researched."--The Sunday Times (London)
"Excellent … Gretchen Peters's disturbing book plainly states that unless the opium-smuggling industry is put out of business, the nation-building exercise in Afghanistan is destined for failure. We should heed her warnings."--Emran Qureshi, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"Clear and persuasive."--Booklist
"An important examination of ‘the nexus of [drug] smugglers and extremists’ in the global war against terrorists. Peters builds a solid case [and] has exhaustively framed one of the thorniest problems facing policy makers in this long war."--Publishers Weekly
"A vitally important book. Until the United States admits what Peters knows, and changes course, the virulent narco-terrorism spreading across South Asia will cause us to lose not only Afghanistan but Pakistan as well."--Robert Baer, New York Times bestselling author of Sleeping with the Devil and The Devil We Know
"Required reading for anyone interested in public-policy issues concerning drugs, defense, and diplomacy . . . Buy it."--National Post (Canada)
"Peters has done a superlative job with Seeds of Terror. It is a primer for the new administration--a blueprint for what must be done in Afghanistan to rescue victory from the jaws of defeat."--Jack Lawn, DEA chief under Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush
"The linkage between fighting drugs and fighting terrorism is, with Seeds of Terror, now firmly established. Gretchen Peters, combining personal experience and in-depth research, paints a frightening picture and tells us how to surmont the problem. A critically important book."--Raymond W. Baker, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and author of Capitalism's Achilles Heel
"Detailed and highly readable . . . masterfully traces the enormous success of the illegal heroin trade in Afghanistan."--Frederick P. Hitz, former inspector general of the CIA and author of Why Spy?
The book starts off as a real thriller by indulging into the drug trafficking that has been occurring out of Afghanistan since the 1970s. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Randy Desjardin
I bought this book as a gift for my boyfriend...this is his review...
Found the book a good and interesting read of investigative journalism. Read more
Gretchen Peters sheds light on the significance of the drug trade in funding the Taliban and Al Qaeda, stressing the necessity of going after the drug trade to stop terrorism.Published on August 26, 2011 by JSA
Seeds of Terror by Gretchen Peters
In this book, Peters goes in depth and into great detail about what is going on with the war in Afghanistan and how it got... Read more
This book sounded interesting, but in fact, was just the same drivel, repeated again and again, always with such dubious citations as "some people say that Alexander brought the... Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by Stuart Steele
Realistic review of the changing face of terrorism and how insurgencies morph into crime organizations. Interesting and engaging (and good in the audio format, as well).Published on January 1, 2011 by ibisgirldc
Read this book and weep -- You may find other books about
Afghanistan that paint a picture that is as terrible. Read more
As a journalist with a deep interest in Afghanistan, Gretchen Peters offers an extensively researched account of the evolution of the heroin trade within Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read morePublished on June 6, 2010 by Lars Lofgren