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AFGHANISTAN: Marines preparing for deployment

December 31, 2008 | 11:57 am


There are increasing indications that more Marines will be going to Afghanistan to bolster the 3,000 already there.

The Marines are revising training at their California bases to prepare troops for Afghanistan, the Marine Corps Times reports. Those changes will affect the desert training facility at Twentynine Palms and the mountain warfare training center at Bridgeport, the newspaper says.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: A Marine in the Khowst province of Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border. Credit: Steve Hebert Polaris / For The Times