'America's Battalion' In Afghanistan The Marines of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment — known as "America's Battalion" — were deployed in Afghanistan from May to November 2009 as part of a surge of 21,000 troops ordered up by President Obama early in his term. NPR followed the Marines, and their families, during the deployment.
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'America's Battalion' In Afghanistan

The Marines of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment, operated mainly in Helmand province.