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Afghanistan: In Marjah, U.S. forces battle for hearts and minds

Months after invasion, few signs of progress.

In the six months after 15,000 U.S., British and Afghan troops sought to evict the Taliban from Marjah in Operation Moshtarak (“Togetherness”), but the local government here is still weak. Security isn’t much better; Marine helicopters won’t land at Marjah’s district center, the seat of government, because they’ve taken fire there.

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