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Marines wrestle with exasperation in battle for hearts and minds

By Matt Millham
Stars and Stripes
Published: June 1, 2011

PATROL BASE MIRAGE, Afghanistan — First Lt. Tor Peery stood in front of a black and white map tacked to a piece of plywood in his command center, raised a massive arm and pointed to a pizza-slice-shaped bit of acreage south of the blue thumbtack representing his current position.

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