U.S. forces target outskirts of Afghan cities
By Carmen Gentile - Special for USA Today
Posted : Thursday Jul 28, 2011 21:12:37 EDT
UPPER GERESHK VALLEY, Afghanistan — Smoking a cigarette after a long day at a tiny military outpost deep in Taliban territory, Sgt. David Sowell mulled over how many of his fellow Marines had lost limbs in this river valley.