Obama Afghan Policy Criticized By Backers, Critics

News & Features Scott Horsley · ·
Marines with the 1st Platoon, Golf Company of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment, clean their weapons late at night in July while preparing for operations in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. The Marines, members of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, are part of the additional 21,000 forces the Obama administration deployed to Afghanistan earlier this summer.