Friday, July 4, 2008

AFGHANISTAN: 30 days to scrounge more troops?

On Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced that the 2,200 Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will remain in Afghanistan an extra 30 days -- returning to Camp Lejeune in November rather than October. 30 days in a struggle with complex issues, brutal weather, rugged terrain and seemingly intractable cultural divides?

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