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Brig. Gen. Nicholson: ‘The intention was to go in big, strong, fast’

By Cpl. Scott Schmidt | | July 9, 2009

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More than 4,000 Marines and sailors from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade were inserted into the Helmand River Valley of Southern Afghanistan July 2, launching the largest offensive push into the region since Operation Enduring Freedom began.

Brig. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, commanding general of 2nd MEB, provided an operational update on the brigade’s current offensive during a phone conference with national and international media agencies July 8.

Listen or dowload the full audio file of Nicholson’s at the link below:

CG 2nd MEB Interview (mp3 - 3.5 mb).

An official transcript of the interview can be found on the Department of Defense Web site.


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