Advised counternarcotics team in Afghanistan
Baumgartner spent seven months advising a counternarcotics team in Afghanistan. Baumgartner spent his days urging farmers to plant wheat instead of opium poppies. He also wooed his future wife,
Eleanor, a British journalist and consultant who was working with him. In 2009, the two moved back to Washington together.
Source: Seattle Times on 2012 WA Senate debate
Sep 15, 2012
The above quotations are from State of Washington Politicians: secondary Archives.
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