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“The Taliban is confronting a serious ‘cash flow’ problem after losing some half of its annual drug trade money to a farming blight and government eradication efforts, a Marine two-star general [Maj. Gen. Richard Mills] said Thursday [September 2, 2010]. …Mills said the insurgency in Marjah [Afghanistan] is a shadow of what it once was and that the Taliban’s loss in revenue has made it difficult to resupply fighters. But, he added, the Taliban is continuing to terrorize the locals at night and hide explosive devices that are killing U.S. forces and civilians.”

 – Anne Flaherty, “Marine General Says Taliban Drug Trade Faltering,” Associated Press, Sep. 2, 2010

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