Up until recently the U.S. military has stayed away from the poppy fields in Southern Afghanistan, but Gen. Stanley MacChrystal has taken 4,000 of the newly arrived U.S. Marines and sent them into the dangerous poppy fields searching out Taliban. Poppy production is known to have supported the Taliban and the Marines intend to put a dent in the poppy production.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 4:45 PM