Afghanistan
7:57 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Marines Have Turned Helmand Fight Over To Afghans

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 11:59 am

The Taliban conducted a series of deadly attacks across Afghanistan this week, killing civilians, Afghan forces and several NATO service members. But they are targeting far fewer NATO troops these days, because those troops are focused on training and advising the Afghan army. NPR's Sean Carberry spent five days with U.S. Marines in one of Afghanistan's chronic hot spots and speaks with host Scott Simon.