Middle East

January 11, 2009

U.S. Marines find Iraq tactics don't work in Afghanistan

Marines newly arrived in Afghanistan are discovering that the tactics they learned in nearly six years of combat in Iraq are of little value in their new war — and may even inhibit their ability to fight their Taliban foes. Mine-resistant vehicles are too slow, body armor is too heavy, and heavily armored Humvees can't take the difficult Afghan terrain.

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