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Leaving Sangin

Sangin was the scene of some of the toughest fighting in the Afghan war. Twenty-five troops from just one marine battalion were killed in a single seven-month tour. About 50 marines died in the fight in Sangin. It was a fight that laid the ground work to transition security to Afghan forces and leave says Marine Colonel Christopher Douglas . (SOUNDBITE) (English) MARINE COLONEL CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS SAYING: "What that enabled Marine forces to do was establish a level of security to the area that facilitated the introduction of the Afghan National Security Forces. But did they win? (SOUNDBITE) (English) MARINE COLONEL CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS SAYING: "I think history will determine the answer to that question that you ask -- you know have we won? Right now we are in a successful place. We are leaving their second brigade in a successful time." When the U.S. first went into Afghanistan in 2001 Gallup found that close to 90 percent of Americ

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