Marines leave Afghanistan after tough war years

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The Marines are putting America’s longest war behind them. They are pulling up stakes in the patch of Afghan desert known as Helmand province, where 378 Marines were killed and nearly 5,000 wounded in fighting that peaked four years ago. On Sunday they turned over to Afghan authorities the keys to Camp Leatherneck, the sprawling base in Helmand from which the Marines surged against the Taliban in 2009. Helmand was the epicenter of President Barack Obama’s surge against the Taliban. The Marines focused on it so completely that some dubbed it “Marine-istan.” It was the fight the Marines itched for after they switched their attention from Iraq’s Anbar province, which by 2008 had grown so quiet…

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