NATO commander wants his troops to kill Afghan drug dealers

Even if they have no links to the Taliban

NATO’s top commander, US General John Craddock, has issued a “guidance” to the troops under his command, giving them the authority to attack drug dealers whether or not they are involved in the insurgency against NATO or Afghan forces: It is “no longer necessary to produce intelligence or other evidence that each particular drug trafficker or narcotics facility in Afghanistan meets the criteria of being a military objective,” Craddock writes in a document obtained by Spiegel.