General Petraeus: The Last Fighting Season

04/28/2011 12:20 am ET | Updated Jun 27, 2011
  • Charles M. Sennott Global Post

KABUL -- The snows of the Hindu Kush have melted and the poppy harvest is winding down.

That means Afghanistan's "fighting season" is about to begin.

The fighting, of course, never really stops, it just intensifies this time of year as Taliban fighters who pulled back to wait out the winter in safe havens inside Pakistan are now returning to Afghanistan.

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