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US casualties in Afghanistan sow seeds of anger, frustration focus 02/02/2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


US casualties in Afghanistan sow seeds of anger, frustration



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02/02/2010

SOUTHEAST OF MARJAH — Anger, frustration and a hunger for revenge are running high among US Marines as casualties mount on the frontline of the battle against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan.

On a base near Marjah, a Taliban stronghold in Helmand province, Marines are grieving the deaths of a sergeant and corporal killed by the remote-controlled bombs that have become the scourge of the long-running conflict.
Commanders try to keep the men’s rage in check, aware that winning over an Afghan public wary of the foreign military presence and furious about mounting civilian casualties is as crucial as any battlefield success..... MORE


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