Two officers of the Afghan border police flee under intense gunfire after insurgents ambushed Afghan security forces and U.S. military trainers on September 8, 2009 as they approached the village of Ganjgal, Afghanistan. Three U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman and nine Afghans were killed in the battle. (Jonathan S. Landay/MCT)
Two officers of the Afghan border police flee under intense gunfire after insurgents ambushed Afghan security forces and U.S. military trainers on September 8, 2009 as they approached the village of Ganjgal, Afghanistan. Three U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman and nine Afghans were killed in the battle. (Jonathan S. Landay/MCT) Jonathan S. Landay / MCT
Two officers of the Afghan border police flee under intense gunfire after insurgents ambushed Afghan security forces and U.S. military trainers on September 8, 2009 as they approached the village of Ganjgal, Afghanistan. Three U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman and nine Afghans were killed in the battle. (Jonathan S. Landay/MCT) Jonathan S. Landay / MCT

Deadly Afghan ambush shows perils of ill-supplied deployment

September 12, 2009 10:00 PM

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