3/4 Marines will not be replaced as part of Afghanistan drawdown


An infantryman with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, helps escort a combat vehicle full of supplies for an observation post in Helmand province in April. (Photo by Cpl. Marco Mancha/Marine Corps)

Army Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, the second-ranking U.S. commander in Afghanistan, shared that detail with reporters at the Pentagon today.

I’d typically post information along these lines here on Battle Rattle, but given the wide interest in the drawdown, editors had me file an update as a standard news story.

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