Thursday, 21 May 2015

Camp Leatherneck Before And After US Withdrawal

The base, in Helmand province, served as the main hub of Marine Corps operations across southern Afghanistan. Thousands of U.S. troops, contractors and civilian employees were deployed there, and tens of thousands more used it as a way-station to get to smaller bases from which troops patrolled through the poppy fields, deserts and mud compounds. The base was turned over to the Afghan military in its entirety in October, as the last U.S. troops left the region. LINK

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