Nato allies meeting in Budapest have reached a compromise deal to attack Afghanistanâ€™s drug trade, but they have given no further details.
The United States claims the countryâ€™s opium, which is estimated to account for more than 90 percent of global production, brings in around 60 million euros a year, helping to fund the Talibans increasingly violent insurgency.
Natoâ€™s top commander in Afghanistan, General John Craddock, has been calling for a mandate to target the countryâ€™s trafficking networks.
But, several Nato members, including Germany, argue that such a mission could worsen the situation and put troops at risk.
Despite a large increase in Nato forces, violence in the country has increased significantly in the last two years