There are many times I try to explain what the popi fields look like as I say they “remind me of the corn fields in Nebraska” because they go on and on for miles. They are the Afghanis crops and crops of life.  Some units began burning these crops to “shut down” the badguys. This eventually taught the good guys that all that is going to do is make the locals angry and go against you. Thus, you get great shots like this Army Joe in a popi field.  Thats a lot of opium. Popi feilds

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