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Is Nawa a road map for the rest of Afghanistan?

The military calls the area a model of counterinsurgency strategy. But many civilian U.S. officials who track the war remain unconvinced about Nawa as a template for other frontiers.



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Men from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, enjoy cigars and a hookah around a bonfire on their base in Nawa in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

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Nawa turns into proving ground for U.S. strategy in Afghan war
Article | IN NAWA, AFGHANISTAN When Gen. David H. Petraeus makes his case that the military's strategy in Afghanistan is succeeding, he cites the evolution of this community of mud-walled homes and wheat fields:

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