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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

It’s moving day

by George Dienhart

No, I’m not going anywhere, and neither are most of you. I’m talking about the Marines moving into Garmser Afghanistan, and the Taliban moving out.

Garmser is a rough area- the Brits and Canadians have been unable to remove the Taliban from the Northerly region of the Country. Most American troops have been operating (successfully, I may add) along the Pakistani border, in the eastern part of the country. Violence has been bad enough in Garmser to close the town market. The Taliban pretty much own the area, and have a munitions factory there.

With, the Brits and Canadians stretched thin, the DoD has deployed the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU- pronounced “mew” )to the area. A MEW consists of Infantry, Air and support elements. Currently the following units are attached to the 24th MEU

This is bad news for the bad guys. This is the same crew that cleared out Ramadi. That operation is regarded as one of the biggest successes of the Iraq campaign.
Go get ‘em Marines!