U.S. Marines Launch Major Operation in Afghanistan
158 | July 1, 2009 at 05:13 pmby
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Just as the Iraq war is winding down
the Afghan war is getting bigger.
Thousands of U.S. Marines descended upon the volatile Helmand River valley in helicopters and armored convoys early Thursday morning, mounting an operation that represents the first large-scale test of the U.S. military's new counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan.
Karl Gotthardt - albertacowpoke