Thursday, November 13, 2014
Marine Commanders Reflect on Afghanistan
The Marines have departed Helmand province and the large, sprawling base known as Camp Leatherneck. With the departure there have been a number of news accounts where Marines have reflected on the victories, frustrations, and casualties. And more than a few are skeptical of the end result - especially to be seen a year or two from now. In the later part of the war the Marines stepped up their numbers in southwest Afghanistan (having departed Anbar province in Iraq). Read a detailed account of the Marines stay in southwest Afghanistan in "Marine commanders reflect on 13 years of war in Afghanistan", Marine Corps Times, November 5, 2014.