Marine pullout offers preview of what U.S. leaves behind for Afghan troops

By Tim Craig, November 11, 2014

KABUL — When U.S. Marines withdrew from Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan’s Helmand province last month, they faced a task that was something like cleaning out a stuffy attic covering 10 square miles. In a series of multibillion-dollar decisions, the Marines and Pentagon planners decided what stayed, what went and what got tossed into the trash or burned.

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