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Afghans Gird to Go It Alone As U.S. Shuts Down Bases

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Wall Street Journal, 3 February 2013
Excellent report about the ups and downs for Afghan forces in Khaneshin district (Helmand) when Marines will withdraw in a month. With a worrying statement of the Marine commander: Afghan troops don’t have to be perfect; ‘we just want them to be a little bit better than the Taliban’.

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Taleban US Helmand