Video: Marine Corps Times on the Taliban’s shift in Afghanistan

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Senior writer Dan Lamothe discusses Afghanistan on Wednesday on the TV show "Capital Insider." (Screen grab)

I appeared on TV last night to discuss the war in Afghanistan and my recent embed with Marines there in Helmand province. “Capital Insider” is based in Washington, D.C., on News Channel 8, and covers a variety of subjects affecting the government, including defense.

The segment aired here, where I fielded questions from anchor Morris  Jones. Among the subjects that came up: The use of surveillance blimps in Sangin and Kajaki districts, the ongoing drawdown of Marine forces in Helmand and the challenges still faced by the Afghan military that U.S. troops are training.

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Blog entries penned during our embed are grouped together on Battle Rattle here.

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I'm a senior writer with Marine Corps Times, covering ground warfare, manpower, weapons acquisition and other beats. I embedded in Afghanistan in spring 2010, and plan to return at least once in 2011.

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