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'Time. It will take some time’

Camp Pendleton-based Marines said it could take years, even decades, to achieve long-term stability in the impoverished and insurgent-filled country

By Gretel C. Kovach
Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10:21 p.m.

HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN — Halfway around the world on U.S. bases planted in the lush river valleys and barren deserts of southern Afghanistan, there is no escaping the headlines.

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