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In April of 2008, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) was well underway across Afghanistan and neighboring regions. The campaign had been launched in response of a coordinated terrorist attack on American soil on 11 September 2001. The situation in the Afghani territory of Helmand in early April of 2008 was that of a stalemate. It had been in this state since December of the previous year as Coalition and Taliban forces were at a point of impasse. In an attempt to break this stalemate, Marines from the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines launched an assault on the Talbian held town of Garmsir on 28 April. ASADA WOSA (Live Free), as it was then called, would be entered into the historic record as the First Battle of Garmsir. The province of Helmand is the largest in Afghanistan situated in the South Central portion of the country bordering Pakistan. The province serves as an
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It was an unfathomable decision to make. The president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, was presented with a way to possibly end the war in the Pacific which would have dire consequences for thousands or even millions of people. What was worse was that if he chose the
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