Optimism Grows as Marines Push Against Taliban

Look what happens when the Marines are allowed to do what the Marines are trained to do….kick ass, take names.

For two years British troops staked out a presence in this small district center in southern Afghanistan and fended off attacks from the Taliban. The constant firefights left it a ghost town, its bazaar broken and empty but for one baker, its houses and orchards reduced to rubble and weeds.

But it took the Marines, specifically the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, about 96 hours to clear out the Taliban in a fierce battle in the past month and push them back about 6 miles.


There is a still a long way to go in our battles in the Mid-east. But its these types of stories that don’t get the headlines that they deserve.

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