Deadly Plants

Military authorities say coalition troops are forbidden from frequenting prostitutes. "It is completely out of the question," said Elizabeth Orkiz, a public-relations spokesperson at the air base in Bishkek. "American military men know that they cannot do this, and they will be held responsible for any infringement of army regulations. They are authorized to visit the city only for cultural events such as theater, shopping and cinema—or for official visits."

Additional reporting by Sandra Bisin, Rebecca Winsor, Josh Saltzman and Phoebe St. John.
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