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Kandahar builds ahead of troops surge

By Heath Druzin, Stars and stripes
Mideast edition, Saturday, December 19, 2009

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Amid the model-plane buzz of unmanned aircraft and the roar of F-16 fighter jets, another sound can be heard at this expanding southern base: the knock of hammers on 2-by-4s.

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