September 27th, 2012
12:52 PM ET

Watching Afghan forces take over the fight

By Anna Coren, reporting from Delaram, Afghanistan

U.S. Marines stand under the blazing sun at Camp Bastion airfield waiting for their ride to take them far beyond the perimeter fence.

Wearing body armor and weapons, they dump their helmets and bags in the dirt and look out onto one of Afghanistan's busiest runways.

A $25 million Harrier jet flies past, leaving the roar of its engine in its wake, while a monstrous C-130 Hercules touches down to pick up troops and cargo. An Osprey helicopter - half helicopter, half plane - hovers in the distance before landing to join the dozen other Ospreys sitting on the tarmac.

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  2. Tom

    Saeed I wouldn't expect you to understand missle systems or complex ideas so I'll help you. Iran does not have missle systems capable of doing what you describe above. Likewise, Iran if it were to "nuke' anyone would nuke Israel. As with the withdraw of troops from Afganistan previously I guarantee we'll see a resurgence of extremism and repeat this cycle in about 20-30 years. CYA IN 30 BRO.

    September 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Reply
  3. saeed

    why guys leaving so soon iran was just about to nuke the british and usa soldier in afghanistan and then iran will nuke london dublin and sydney.

    September 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
    • Badly-Bent

      But their nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes, right? Followers of Islam don't lie do they?

      September 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply

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