A Marine watches dried poppy burn on a road in Marjah, Afghanistan. The Marines lit in on fire to make it clear that dried poppy, used to hide improvised explosive devices by the Taliban, is not welcome on Marjah’s streets. Dan Lamothe//Staff


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I'm a senior writer with Marine Corps Times, covering ground warfare, manpower, weapons acquisition and other beats. I embedded in Afghanistan in spring 2010, and plan to return at least once in 2011.

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