“Stunning . . . A must-read for all western policy makers.” – 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.” – Barron’s

“It is rare that a journalist writes about some aspect of American foreign policy, makes an impassioned plea for change and finds her advice adopted.”
 – The Economist

“Meticulously researched.” – The Sunday Times (London)

“Excellent … Gretchen Peters’ 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.” – The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“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.” 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.” – Jack Lawn, DEA chief under Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush

“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

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