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U.S. Pacifies An Afghan Village, But Will It Stay That Way?
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Thomas Jefferson's Vegetable Garden: A Thing Of Beauty And Science
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A U.S. Marine Osprey at Camp Leatherneck in southern Afghanistan. The aircraft suffered multiple problems when it was being developed, but is now getting praise from those flying it.

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The Osprey: Good Reviews, But A Costly Program
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Battalion Chaplain Gary Lewis says a prayer over the Stryker where Spc. Aaron Aamot and Spc. Gary Gooch died the previous day. The wheels were still burning, and the soldiers later had a difficult time pulling the massive vehicle out of the blast crater. Graham Smith/NPR hide caption

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Soldiers Pick Up Wreckage After Afghanistan Bombing
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HBO Documentary Spotlights Slain Afghan 'Fixer'
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Marines Seek To Forge Bonds While Pursuing Taliban
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Targets On Their Backs, Marines Enter Afghan Town
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Marines Battles Taliban In Helmand Valley
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U.S. Military Launches 'Strike Of The Sword'
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Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Deploy In Afghanistan
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