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Marines Ordered To Extend Tour In Afghanistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay on the warfront almost a ...

Pentagon Extends Tours Of Duty For Marines In Afghanistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has extended the tour of 2,200 Marines in Afghanistan, after insisting for months the unit would come home on time. Th...

US Marines deploying in Afghanistan for first time in years

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan — U.S. Marines are crossing the sands of southern Afghanistan for the first time in years, providing a boost to a ...