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Battlefield Q&A: Marine general over Afghan ops

Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman on keeping NATO troops safe as most head home

By Gretel C. Kovach
noon Aug. 31, 2013

The last time Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman served in Afghanistan, the United States was doubling its forces in the southwest during the 2010 surge. Now the former Camp Pendleton Marine and Task Force Leatherneck commander oversees a rapidly dwindling force, as the Kabul-based operations officer for the coalition.

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