Marines Make Progress in One Afghan Valley

With Washington on the hunt for signs of progress here officials might look to Garmsir District where improvements are easily measured, but still tempered by an adaptable Taliban insurgency. A year ago there were no Marines here. Today there are more than a thousand spread out in 42 encampments, some of them as small as four Marines, throughout the sprawling area of operation. Twenty-five miles long, with a population estimated at upwards of 100,000, the district stretches north to south...Full Story
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