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    Last of U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan’s Helmand Province

    How long after the Dec 31 total departure do ya think it will be before the 'Islamist Society of Poppy Growers' takes over?

    Last of U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan’s Helmand Province
    Departure Is Part of the Withdrawal of Most Foreign Combat Troops by Dec. 31
    WSJ - By MARGHERITA STANCATI
    Updated Oct. 27, 2014 2:38 p.m. ET
    Last of U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan
    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan—The air-traffic controllers had to stay until the very end.
    After several busy days and hundreds of flights out of Helmand province, the last of the U.S. Marines filed into helicopters around midday Monday, leaving behind a sprawling compound that for years served as a crucial base of the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    “I don’t think we’ve had time to digest it, we’ve been so busy,” said Marine Corps Capt. Benjamin Kiley, an air-control officer, who said he had slept just four hours over the past four days. - Minutes before leaving, air tower workers destroyed sensitive gear and made sure no classified papers were lying around.

    For years, Helmand was the focus of Marine Corps operations in Afghanistan. Camps Leatherneck and Bastion—shared by U.S. and British forces before being formally handed over Sunday—comprised the logistical hub and headquarters. The base once housed some 40,000 U.S. and allied troops.

    The compound is now in the hands of Afghan forces, who began trickling in to secure the perimeter Monday morning.
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    The province saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the 13-year war. The Marines lost 378 men and women in the Afghanistan war, with the majority of them killed in Helmand. The British lost around 450 people, most of them in this province, too. - The last British combat troops left at the same time as the Marines..."
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    Re: Last of U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan’s Helmand Province

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    How long after the Dec 31 total departure do ya think it will be before the 'Islamist Society of Poppy Growers' takes over?
    ISIS will take over way before the poppy growers.

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    Re: Last of U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan’s Helmand Province

    Wake Up America!

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