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U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Near a Decade of Combat

Training on the Job

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Training on the Job

Marine Tom Love of the 2nd Battallion, 1st Marines Fox Company walks during a joint patrol with Afghanistan National Army soldiers in Lakari, Helmand province on March 5, 2011. U.S. forces have stepped up their training of Afghan security forces in recent years in anticipation of handing off security responsibilities.

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