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U.S. Soldiers

Life Among the Weeds

in Afghanistan

3/8/2012 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

US Soldiers in marijuana fields
Life isn't all bad for our heroes in uniform in Afghanistan ... especially when they encounter MASSIVE marijuana fields as these photos show ... but we've learned these photos have triggered a military investigation.

A bunch of guys who appear to be soldiers whipped out their cameras ... and their weapons ... and posed for a bunch of pics while out on patrol in Kabul recently.

No word on the identity of the soldiers ... or when the pics were taken. Note -- the photos DO NOT show any of the soldiers smoking the weed, but there is a shot of the guys decorating the inside of their vehicle with cannabis leaves.

We spoke to U.S. Army officials ... who tell us the situation is "being looked into" ... noting, "The U.S. military takes allegations of drug possession, transfer, distribution, and use very seriously."

The Army also notes that Afghan anti-drug units, aided by international security forces, have resulted in a tremendous increase in drug seizures over the past year.

Ironically, the baseball caps 2 of the soldiers are wearing are as problematic as the weed. Soldiers caught wearing non-military issue headgear can get in big trouble.

Remember kids, just say no.

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76.

Metta Worldhate    

Just say no... ... to the military.

Yes to pot.

961 days ago
77.

B    

Did anyone notice the sunflowers in the background? Sunflowers are not indigenous to Afghanistan. I doubt these photos were even taken there. The men do not look like military personnel to me. If I'm wrong and these photos are legit, let it be. Let them be. These men kill for their/our country, risk their lifes, die, get maimed, endure horrific conditions/sites of war, and will suffer long term psychological affects, yet it’s wrong to enjoy a few laughs? Honestly people, get your priorities straight. How trite and pitiful....

961 days ago
78.

parlayer    

Mine! I told them it was yours!! Sh-t don't mater anyhow, got a match??

961 days ago
79.

pooch    

That looks like good herb

961 days ago
80.

jenny    

um... just fyi tmz (lol) special operations guys wear baseball caps. You just made my day with that comment.

961 days ago
81.

en Todo Momento!!    

duh. obviously a big huge number of fkn dumb people r missing the point. pot? --> ILLEGAL; us soldiers? working on international platform of US GOVERNMENT AND LAW! therefore: posing with marijuana plants criminal. no one cares about anyone's matter of opinion on pot legalization. duh

961 days ago
82.

DroDog2009    

Hahahahahahahah!!!!! These photos are real. Almost every soldier I know gets one with the weed fields. WHY NOT!!!! To alleviate the day to day stress that they endure, let them take a photo or two, who cares. Can they smoke it, I'm going to say probably not, 1. It's growing, It's not like they can harvest it. 2. I'm sure the Military does random drug testing over there. 3. I think that most of the soldiers are smart enough that they wouldn't want to be in an altered state of mind under attack. I'd like to challenge the haters to join the military and go through a deployment and see how your life changes. Your life will never be the same. Count on that!!!!

958 days ago
83.

confirmation    

just to clear up all the confusion...these are real soldiers and that really is in afghanistan. i know this for a fact because not only do i know these men but served with them on that very deployment. the white guy was my roommate when we returned to america. thank you to all the people who dont have their head up their ass and dont see this as a big deal...

958 days ago
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