Marines Receive Extra Firepower; US Tanks Headed to Afghanistan

Looking for more firepower in the tough fight against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, Marines are scheduled to receive 14 tanks next month, which would be the first time the U.S. military has used tanks in the nine-year war in Afghanistan. The Marines operating in Helmand Province have seen heavy combat this year and Maj. Gen. Richard Mills, the senior Marine commander in Afghanistan, a few weeks ago requested the firepower and protection that tanks can provide as they push into Taliban...Full Story
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