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Roston's writing is an important exposure on realities in Afghanistan. The flow of US government dollars to all manner of private entities in Afghanistan, both domestic to the country, and foreign, for security and other war-zone contractor businesses, does not bode well for Afghanistan. If war, insurgency and heroin themselves are an enormous economic functioning in a poor place like Afghanistan, in which people can hope to be employed or even rich, then they will be become systemic in the economy. Many Afghanis will then depend on war, occupation and heroin for their livelihoods, and will not want these horrors to end.