The Pentagon has announced that it will redeploy around 300 US Marine’s to Afganistan’s notorious Helmand Province.
The province is the site where hundreds of US soldiers were killed in combat against the Taliban.
Senior Marine officers said on Friday that the purpose of the redeployment will be to act in an advisory capacity to the Afghani army and police, and will last approximately nine months.
“We’re viewing this as a high-risk mission that really requires training that is going to ensure that our Marines are capable of countering a full-spectrum threat,” said Brig. Gen. Roger B. Turner, who will be in charge of the mission.
“We’re not in any way viewing this as a non-combat mission or anything to take lightly,” he added.