Given the anarchic state of the international system, only those who are in a position of strength, from a military and economic stand point, are able to stay afloat and be players on the world stage. Al-though not a state, the Afghani insurgent groups that terrorize the Middle-East have the military and eco-nomic statecraft capabilities necessary to be such a “player.” The narco-terror groups that pollute the stateof Afghanistan have been able to achieve this threshold thanks to their choke-hold on the Afghani poppy fields, they make up 93% of the world opium production (Lacouture), and have used this device to fund their groups and activities. The opium farmers in Afghanistan, 80% of whom stem from poor regions and will do anything for income, are at the mercy of the Taliban and are the engine that enable the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and otherradical muslim groups to prosper. (Lacouture) To fix this world terror and drug epidemic, we must attack the root of the problem: the farmers and their poppy plantations.The problems Afghanistan are facing are political, economical, and militaristic (security threats). To solve this crisis, all three of these areas must be addressed. More importantly, this problem needs to beaddressed by the international community, with the United States and its NATO allies leading the charge. The international community should also engage in a collaborative and coordinated effort with both do-mestic and foreign counternarcotics agencies to simultaneously achieve three goals: (1) provide a sense ofsecurity and law i to the people, specifically the farmers, of the region; (2) delegitimize both the opium trade and the insurgency; and (3) provide the foundations for a viable licit economy to be created, in the short and long term.