In an effort to wrest control of Helmand province from the Taliban and establish governance in what is considered the wild west even in Afghanistan. The operation named Khanjar (Strike of the Sword) is a brigade sized operation. There have been Marine casualties in some pretty fierce fighting.
There was also a U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan today. I am hoping that ends well but since the Talib and AQ do not believe in prison camps I am fearing the worst.
Over your holiday weekend please keep these young men and women in your thoughts.