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Are Afghan forces ready to go it alone?

...providing security in three districts in Helmand province - Marja, Nad Ali and Nawa...completed, warfare will intensify in Helmand," he said. "It's true that the Afghan...will certainly entail bloodshed among Helmand's people," Abdul Hadi said. "At...
Outside editorial: US must show that a central government can work in Afghanistan

T he current offensive in Helmand province is providing evidence that President Barack Obama's plan to begin pulling out of Afghanistan by summer 2011 will be...
Photo: Alaska soldier fights Taliban

...Bobby Orr of Fairbanks, with 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines, returns fire Sunday in Nawa district, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. Taliban militants opened up on the Marine patrol using assault rifles, medium machine guns...
Afghanistan vet honored as troops head to Iraq

...and beautiful thing."Carpenter was barely 21 years old when he was assigned to guard a patrol base in a small village in Helmand province. That's where he and Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio were assigned to provide security from a rooftop post, their...
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The long haul is over IED detonated under him while on foot patrol on Jan 16, 2012, near a Marine patrol base in the Sangin District in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.He lost three limbs (both legs and left arm), his right eye and sustained a traumatic...
Kodiak Marine chaplain stays on front lines

...a lifesaver.Williams is serving a one-year tour as an overseas chaplain for Regimental Combat Team 7 in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.This is Williams' second overseas tour in a war zone - he served in Iraq from 2007 to 2008 - and the work he does...
Falcons Saturday football game will honor military

...when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded under him while he was investigating a threat on a Marine base in the Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. McRae lost both legs, left arm and right eye.The fundraiser proceeds will go towards...
Suicide attack kills 41 at Afghan mosque

...suspected insider attack in two days. On Wednesday, two British service members and an Afghan policeman were gunned down in Helmand province.Before Thursday's assault, 53 foreigners attached to the U.S.-led coalition had been killed in attacks by...
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Wounded warrior returns to Juneau

...wounds and pumping him with antibiotics. When they landed at the British outpost Camp Bastion, northwest of the capital of the Helmand Province, doctors performed the initial amputations. He was badly in need of blood, which wasn't in high supply, so they...
Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

...2012. So I made it."As did Nick Beighton, who rowed for Britain less than three years after both legs were blown off in Helmand Province while he returned from a foot patrol. He spent 13 days in a medically induced coma."Sometimes the biggest battle...


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