Worst-kept secret of the war in Afghanistan

British forces clearing and paving the way for the U.S. Marines and their Afghan partners to enter the city and claim it for the Afghan government. This is expected to be the largest show of international and Afghan force working together in order to shape, clear, hold and build. But the challenges are abundant and …

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Afghan crossroads

February 3rd, 2010 07:41 AM ET KABUL, Afghanistan  – The next key U.S. military operation in Afghanistan will focus on Marjah, the last major Taliban stronghold in Helmand province, a Marine commander said Wednesday. Col. George Amland, the deputy commander of Task Force Leatherneck, gave no timeframe for its start. Marjah, with a population of up …

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