Wednesday, July 9, 2008
U.S. Marines "kill 400 Taliban" in Afghan operation
KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Marines have killed more than 400 Taliban since they began an operation to seize a district in southern Afghanistan in May, their commander said on Wednesday.
A fighting force of some 2,200 U.S. Marines deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year to make up for shortfalls in troops that Washington failed to persuade other NATO allies to fill.
I say that's a good start. It is amazing that 2,200 Marines can make that big an impact in such a short time.