The Battle for Marjah

The Battle for Marjah

The Battle for Marjah is an HBO documentary, covering the efforts of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, in Operation Moshtarak

In February 2010, the U.S. Marines Launched Afghanistan: Operation Moshtarak, the biggest operation since the start of the Afghanistan war, whose main target was the Taliban stronghold of Marjah, a town in Helmand Province. Journalist Ben Anderson, who spent two months with the American forces, offers an extraordinarily intimate look at the brutal realities of modern day warfare.

The United States’ largest offensive in the war to date, Afghanistan: Operation Moshtarak was the first attack launched after the administration announced plans to send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, serving as a key test of the U.S. counter-insurgency strategy against the Taliban. The campaign had four distinct phases: clear Marjah of Taliban, hold all ground seized, build infrastructure and governance, and transfer control to Afghan security forces. In addiction to chronicling the operation, The Battle for Marjah asks whether the policy is a successful prototype for winning this kind of war.

Get a first hand look, from the actual battle of Marjah and the soldiers who lived through it. Watching documentaries such as these force you to have a different view on the humanity of War. Why can’t we all just get along? When we strip people of their own humanity and they can consciously kill another human being, regardless of any difference, then we know we have truly past the point of no return.

The Battle for Marjah
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