For troops, a happy meal is relative
April 20th, 2010
02:33 PM ET
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When Command Sgt. Maj. Michael T. Hall of the International Security Assistance Force announced that fast-food offerings like Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen and Orange Julius were being shuttered in Afghanistan, he was blunt about it.

"This is a war zone, not an amusement park," he wrote on the ISAF blog.

These mobile restaurants and others that can be found on large bases in Kandahar and Bagram, are "nonessentials" and are being shut down to streamline delivery of much-needed battlefield supplies.

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