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Fighting to get out of the way

U.S. troops battle to hand off a valley strongly resistant to Afghan governance.

 
 

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Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division pray before a patrol in the Pech Valley, where six of their fellow troops were killed last month.


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U.S. troops battle to hand off a valley resistant to Afghan governance
Article | IN PECH VALLEY, AFGHANISTAN -- Earlier this year, Lt. Col. Joseph Ryan concluded that his 800-soldier battalion was locked in an endless war for an irrelevant valley.

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