The Marines, Battling in Afghanistan

Friday, July 03, 2009

Yesterday almost 4,000 Marines and hundreds of Afghan troops began a major operation into the Helmand province in Southern Afghanistan, the epicenter of the opium producing that is a major source of funding for the Taliban. Joining The Takeaway to talk about the mission in Helmand is Gretchen Peters, former Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent for ABC and author of Seeds of Terror: How Heroin Is Bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda. Also joining us after three tours in Afghanistan with British forces is Gordon Mackenzie, a military analyst.

Guests:

Gordon Mackenzie and Gretchen Peters

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