Marines at Kandahar

NPR's Scott Horsley reports from the Pentagon that the deployment of hundreds of U.S. Marines at an airbase near Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, marks a new phase in the U.S.-led military campaign against the Taliban and al Qaeda. The Marines belong to the 15th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units. Each unit is a self-contained fighting force, with its own infantry, aircraft, and commandos.

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