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Marines and Taliban fight battle of perceptions

By Christopher Torchia - The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Sep 9, 2011 14:22:17 EDT

FORWARD OPERATING BASE JACKSON, Afghanistan — The jarring blast near the American base sent up a cloud of smoke that drifted silently in the breeze. “Not good,” a Marine said. Minutes later, vehicles raced through the gates with the wounded, three Marines and half a dozen Afghans.

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