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Doc, an improvised explosive device detection dog, retrieves a device during a training session at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, on March 19, 2013. ... to do right by some of the more than 200 bomb-sniffing dogs that served with U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, detecting roadside bombs and saving lives.

The location of most of the sites is already public knowledge — such as the vast Kandahar airbase in Afghanistan. The Pentagon has acknowledged publicly that U.S. special operations troops maintain a small outpost at Tanf in the Syrian desert near the Iraqi border, which shows up on the map as a neatly ...
Benjamin Watson in a ceremony Monday at this base formerly known as Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion. The Marine task force was the main effort of NATO's Resolute Support mission last year, and will continue to be so in 2018, said Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, ...
The Afghan commandos in the Marines' compound also didn't appreciate Fred living among them, which ratcheted up to the point where a gun battle ... In order to get Fred back to the U.S., Grossi smuggled him into the heavily-fortified Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in his duffel bag.
Roger Turner, commander of the task force based at Camp Shorab, a small outpost next to the sprawling emptiness of Camp Leatherneck, an ... About 300 U.S. Marines are deployed in Helmand Province, in southern Afghanistan to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces who are battling the Taliban.
At the peak of the war in southern Afghanistan, more than 20,000 Marines flooded the Taliban stronghold, pushing the insurgents out of several districts in Helmand. In their place, the Marines helped Afghan forces establish the combination of security and essential services that became known as a ...


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