US Army Afghan Eradication Force FOB 1 Helmand

Approx. 4"

Extremely RARE patch from the Afghanistan theatre. The patch has been VERY altered to prevent reproduction.

The central eradication force was known as the Central Poppy 
Eradication Force between 2004 and 2005, the Afghan Eradication Force 
between 2005 and 2007, and the Poppy Eradication Force between 2007 
and 2009. 
To address these objectives, we obtained information from pertinent 
planning, funding, and program documents detailing U.S. 
counternarcotics efforts and interviewed relevant officials from the 
U.S. Departments of State (State), Defense (Defense), and Justice, 
including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Washington, 
D.C., and Afghanistan. To examine how the U.S. counternarcotics 
strategy in Afghanistan has changed, we reviewed U.S. and Afghan 
strategy documents and discussed recent strategic shifts with relevant 
U.S. officials, including the Special Representative for Afghanistan 
and Pakistan, and with the Office of National Drug Control Policy. To 
assess counternarcotics progress and challenges, we reviewed planning 
and reporting documentation and discussed performance measures, 
interim performance targets, and ongoing challenges with State, 
Defense, Department of Justice, DEA, and contractor officials 
implementing U.S. projects in Afghanistan, as well as with officials 
from the Afghan Ministries of Counter Narcotics, Interior, and 
Justice. To assess U.S. monitoring and evaluation of counternarcotics 
programs, we examined contractor reports, agency documentation, and 
available evaluations conducted by U.S. government agencies and third 
parties such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 
Additionally, we discussed these monitoring and evaluation activities 
with officials from State, Defense, Department of Justice, and DEA.