February 17th, 2010
12:11 PM ET
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Conie

    Is this a joke? This is the deal the Americans are offering to Marjah: Lose all your opiuim income that wa supporting half the population and instead be ruled by the central government, one of the most corrupt regimes the world has ever seen. I wonder what people will choose.

    February 21, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Former Marine Aunt Wendy

    That's my nephew. Outstanding work Anthony.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Theo

    The reporter featured is really brave being on the front line with these marines.

    February 18, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Antietam

    Chances of victory in Afghan are gloomy, indeed, if you consider the past, that U. S. leaders ignore: Vietnam I, the Philippine war, 1898 to 1910, followed with 40 years of occupation. Vietnam II, Korea, 1952 to ____, 59,000 dead. Vietnam III, Indochina, 1962 to 1973, 59,000 dead. Vietnam IV, Iraq, 2003 to ___, 5,000 dead, and now Vietnam V.

    A bloated military and poisonous nationalism account for these blunders. Americans support our troops even when they fight for bad causes under bad presidents. These blunders will continue until Americans finally say, "Never again," and mean it..

    February 18, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. A. Smith, Oregon

    How many days or WEEKS does it take to capture a ghost town? Its a good thing the American taxpayers are paying for this foobar. The Taliban will return the moment the troops leave and hand out bigger bribes to the clansmen in Marjah than the American troops did and business will continue as before.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Heather

    Great piece on 1/6 Alpha company – these marines are such tough guys. It's also so awesome that Atia is on the front lines!

    February 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Drew

    It's good to see that some of the locals are happy to see U.S. troops.

    February 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Susan Word

    Is that Mary Rogers behind the camera? She is amazing!!! Tell her I said hello, she is an old dear friend!

    February 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |