Thinking Inside the Box

By Jane Hwang - 2013-12-06T18:10:50Z

Photograph by David McNew/Getty Images

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Marines of the First Expeditionary Force (1MEF) search a residence at Range 200 simulated Iraqi village at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base near Twentynine Palms, California. The marines have turned shipping containers into simulated Iraqi villages on Ranges 200 and 215 to train their fighters in an urban environment similar to that which they will be deployed. The Marines will be conducting Stability and Support Operations in Iraq with emphasis on training and mentoring Iraqi Security Forces. 

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