Another Day in the ’DabAugust 2010 View All Stories
On Patrol in Marjah: Ambushes
While on patrol in north Marjah, Lima Company of the 3/6 Marines came under repeated attack from the same location. Finally, they decide to set an ambush—but, later in the day, the Marines find they are the ones taken by surprise.
On Patrol in Marjah: With Lima Company
Marjah is criss-crossed with irrigation canals fed by the Helmand River. As part of the counterinsurgency strategy, Marines there occupy small bases in the midst of farming communities and go on daily patrols to engage the Taliban.
The Path to Yaghestan
Yaghestan means “land of the rebellious” and has been used at various points in history to describe the habit of Afghan alliances to splinter into a million tribal shards when overlords—foreign or domestic—push the limits of centralized control.