The War in Afghanistan (85 images)

U.S. assistance to the Afghan army and police will be cut by more than half before the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops in 2014, the Pentagon said.
Updated: Feb. 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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Lance Cpls. Keith B. Lawson and Spence G. Press, scout snipers attached to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, identify targets as Taliban fighters approach from Marjeh toward their position at the "Five Points" intersection in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on February 9, 2010. Marines of Charlie Company conducted a helicopter-borne assault earlier that morning to seize the key intersection of roads linking the northern area of the insurgent stronghold of Marjeh with the rest of Helmand province. UPI/Brian A. Tuthill/U.S. Marines
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