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Afghan strategy tested on the ground

The Afghan district of Nawa, where the number of U.S. troops has gone from about 100 to 1,100, offers a ground-level perspective into the debate over U.S. force levels and counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

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In Helmand, a model for success?
Article | NAWA, Afghanistan -- Before a battalion of U.S. Marines swooped into this dusty farming community along the Helmand River in early July, almost every stall in the bazaar had been padlocked, as had the school and the health clinic. Thousands of residents had fled. Government officials and municipa...

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