Sgt. Daniel Leith, of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, makes his way through a small doorway while searching the rear area of an abandoned compound while on patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan. The compound search began after AK47 shell casings were found in front of the structure during the patrol. Thomas Brown/Staff


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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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