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Marine general says U.S. succeeding in Afghanistan but gains not yet 'irreversible'

-- Tony Perry in San Diego
July 8, 2011

The top Marine in Afghanistan says the Marines from Camp Pendleton and other bases, along with troops from coalition nations, are successfully thwarting a Taliban counter-offensive in Helmand province and also training Afghan forces to ultimately take responsibility for protecting the province.

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