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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Greg Jaffe: U.S. Platoon Awaits End Of Afghan War

A U.S. Marine squad leader, left, walks with an Afghan National Army lieutenant during a joint patrol in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

We marked the 11th anniversary of the Afghan war earlier this month by speaking with Washington Post reporter Greg Jaffe. He had just returned from spending 11 days with the 173rd Army Airborne, and he recounted his observations of how things are winding down in Afghanistan. The story he was working on then has now been published:

You can also read and listen to Here & Now’s October interview with Jaffe:


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