April 1, 2010 3:41 PM

For Marines, Marjah market is battleground for Afghans' trust

If Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's strategy for winning the eight-year-old war by regaining the trust of wary Afghans is going to be a success, the 150 stalls around the market in Marjah is one place where it must take root.In the weeks since the Marines seized control of Marjah from the Taliban, the Marines have focused on winning the goodwill of the merchants at the ragtag Koru market outside their Marine outpost.

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