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Taliban have money problems

A Marine two-star general says the Taliban is experiencing a serious cash flow problem after losing an estimated half of its annual revenue from the drug trade in southern Afghanistan. The Associated Press reported Maj. Gen. Richard Mills says intelligence reports suggest that last year's poppy blight and government eradication efforts are keeping the Taliban from buying weapons and other supplies. Mills said at a news conference at the Pentagon U.S. troops still have a tough fight on their hands in Marjah.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Richard Mills , J.J. Green

Friday - 09/03/2010, 10:40am EDT

Is it working?

Is the program to kill or capture terrorists working? A New York Times report seems to show some evidence it is. According to the NYT, American intelligence reporting has recently revealed growing examples of Taliban fighters who are fearful of moving into higher-level command positions because of these lethal operations.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green

Monday - 08/02/2010, 07:47pm EDT
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