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Crucible of cooperation: U.S. Marines, Georgians keep Taliban off balance

Georgian Senior Lt. Mamuka Surmava, a platoon commander with the Batumi Light Infantry Battalion, Regional Command (Southwest), dons his gear before a patrol at Combat Outpost Eredvi, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 7, 2013. Surmava led his soldiers alongside U.S. Marine advisors, who trained with the battalion for nearly six months before deploying to Afghanistan.



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This work, Crucible of cooperation: U.S. Marines, Georgians keep Taliban off balance [Image 12 of 20], by Sgt Paul Peterson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.07.2013

Date Posted:11.11.2013 03:17

Photo ID:1050171

VIRIN:131107-M-ZB219-109

Resolution:5251x3501

Size:9.46 MB

Location:COMBAT OUTPOST EREDVI, AF

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Crucible of cooperation: U.S. Marines, Georgians keep Taliban off balance

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