Topic: Larry Nicholson
Bigger commitment of Afghan forces and closer cooperation with the Karzai government are new elements of the Obama strategy evident in the latest offensive in Marjah.
Marines will launch a major offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan's district of Marjeh. It could be similar to the battles of Fallujah in Iraq in 2004.
About 4,000 soldiers are flooding into the southern Taliban stronghold of Helmand Province in the first test of new US strategy.