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Marines to reduce by half in Afghanistan this year

By ROBERT BURNS
AP National Security Writer
Mar 7, 5:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Marines will lead the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan this year, reducing by about half their numbers in the key province of Helmand as Afghans move fully into the combat lead there, a top U.S. general said Wednesday.

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