There is something that has been troubling me for some time now. I have been trying to think of the answer to this question for a while, but can't even think what the answer MIGHT be. Let alone what it actually is. The UK/US military technology is the best in the world. There is no denying it. So it seems to me, perfectly reasonable that we would be able to identify which fields are being used to grow poppys. Whether it is from RAF recces, ground forces, or maybe even satelites, surely we could easily identify poppy crops and destroy them! Not only do the poppys in Afghanistan account for 93% of the UK's heroin problem (which costs the tax payer billions), it is funding the bloody Taliban! "You need three things to win a war, Money, money and more money" Trivulzio (1441-151 (Heyman C, 2007) This guy may have lived a long time ago, but I think he has a good point! Don't you? Destroy the poppys Destroy the Taliban's funding Destroy the Taliban (added bonus, destroy 93% of the UK's heroin problem!) Somebody, PLEASE explain to me why it is not that simple.