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Afghan Forces Prepare to Fight Alone as Foreign Troops Leave

On watch for a possible Taliban attack, Afghan forces on Tuesday patrolled the perimeter and manned guard towers of a vast military base deserted by U.S. and British forces in a volatile southern province. A day after foreign troops left the crucial base in Helmand, the Afghan army and police prepared to fight on their own without the safety net of air support and aerial surveillance formerly provided by their Western allies. The last U.S. Marine unit in Afghanistan and the last...

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