Why are we making this so hard? OVER 1000 of our finest dead already.
We know from our own history fighting guerillas is very difficult. N fact, unless citizens are part of the fight it is hopeless. As long as we maintain a military presence our soldiers will die.
So for far less money, we should simply buy all the poppy output directly and burn it. That will put cash in the farmers pockets not the Taliban and other drug cartels. Spend money on education for the kids and be done with it!