What does it take to get to travel in Kandahar? CNN's Michael Holmes gives a behind-the-scenes look in a segment for the show BackStory.
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With mixed results and mixed success in Marjah, Gen. McChrystal is planning his shake and bake government cookie cutter program to enter into Kandahar to do the same.
Is the new Marjah US Military installed Governor even accepted by the Marjah people? Reports from Marjah indicate otherwise.
Are the thousands of Afghanistan Police and Security forces that poured into Marjah trusted by the Marjah people? Reports from Marjah indicate the residents trust the Taliban more than the new shake and bake Afghanistan Police and Security forces.
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