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VIDEO: As Drawdown Begins, Moving Troops in Afghanistan Will Take Time

US Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Bravo company take positions at new Mirage patrol base, Musa Qala District, Helmand province on February 6, 2011. US-led NATO troops are under a deadline across Afghanistan to train local forces to take responsibility for their country's security by 2014. AFP PHOTO / DMITRY KOSTYUKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images)(DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

photo of Yochi J. Dreazen
June 28, 2011

As the United States begins withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, units are being moved eastward. The difficulty of moving forces within the land-locked country provides a glimpse at the logistical challenge of removing armed forces entirely.

On the Ground: Understanding the Drawdown in Afghanistan
(Yochi J. Dreazen, video by Theresa Poulson with photos by Getty Images and courtesy of the Congressional Research Service)

Video by Theresa Poulson with photos by Getty Images and courtesy of the Congressional Research Service contributed to this article.

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