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Kandahar Christmas

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Kandahar Christmas

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NPR's Sarah Chayes reports that U.S. marines guarding the airfield near Kandahar, Afghanistan, were put on a heightened state of alert this Christmas. Officials had warned of a possible attack during the holiday, but the threat came to nothing. The marines managed to take some time out from their chores for a Christmas service in a bombed-out airport terminal building. Many expressed frustration that they hadn't seen combat action yet.