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inside the marines’ new mission in afghanistan: taking back territory previously won

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inside the marines’ new mission in afghanistan: taking back territory previously won

members of the afghan national civil order of police, a special law enforcement unit, await the arrival of local leaders at camp bost in helmand province in september 2017. (andrew renneisen/getty images)bost airfield, afghanistan — in a dusty open-air building with houseflies buzzing, marines here received a call for help. afghan forces had been ambushed by taliban fighters wielding machine guns and wanted an american airstrike so they could break free. within 20 minutes, an a-10 attack jet responded, killing the fighters with guided weapons and allowing afghan forces to continue an april 1 offensive in helmand province’s nad-e ali district, said marine capt. jesse gonzalez, an intelligence officer. it was a success in the marines’ eyes: the strike occurred after afghan forces prov...