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  HBO doc shows troops fighting in Marjah

Marines' ambush filmed in 'Battle for Marjah'

  Mo’Joe: War journalist Ben Anderson talks to the Morning Joe panel about his new HBO documentary film, “Battle for Marjah,” which takes a look at the biggest U.S. military operation in Afghanistan since the war began.

Life on the front: 'It's a constant gruel'

At many bases, Marines sleep outside on cots inside hot-dog shaped mosquito nets. There are no toilets — just "wag" bags, no showers — just pouches you can fill up with water warmed by the afternoon sun. Full story

'Like fighting ghosts' in Afghan town

In this southern Afghan town that coalition forces seized from Taliban fighters eight months ago — and are still clearing — you don't have to go far to find the insurgency. But finding insurgents is another story altogether. Full story

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  Do WikiLeaks reflect current Afghan situation?

Rick Rowley, who just finished a military embed with a Marine division in Marjah, discusses whether the present situation in Afghanistan is that much different from what is described on the leaked documents.

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Marine handcuffs a detainee
Marine handcuffs a detainee

A US Marine from 3rd Battalion 9th Marines Kodiak Company checks handcuffs of a detainee arrested after an early morning operation, at Block 9 military camp of Marjah district in Helmand Province on May 23, 2011. US Marines arrested 12 suspects during an operation on May 23 in Shinghazak area, south

Marines walk with detainees
Marines walk with detainees

US Marine from 3rd Battalion 9th Marines Kodiak Company walk with detainees arrested after an early morning operation, at Block 9 military camp of Marjah district in Helmand Province on May 23, 2011. US Marines arrested 12 suspects during an operation on May 23 in Shinghazak area, south of Marjah di

An Afghan man walks his camels in the desert near Marjah in the volatile Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.

Marjah, Afghanistan
Marjah, Afghanistan

In this Sept. 23, 2010 photo, a resident of Marjah, Afghanistan,pushes his motorcycle on a road after passing through a military checkpoint. Eight months on, the Taliban are still in Marjah in force, waging a full-blown guerrilla insurgency that rages daily across a bomb-riddled landscape of agricu