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Photo Friday: “Slow, Steady Squeeze”

Sgt. Michael Dowell, a reconnaissance Marine serving with Alpha Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, sights in his .50 caliber sniper rifle during a raid exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2013. Dowell, 29, from Elko, Nev., serves as the sniper for his … Continue reading

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U.S. military snipers are changing warfare

When Marine Sgt. Jonathan Charles’ unit arrived in Afghanistan, the American troops faced an entrenched enemy that picked a fight with the Marines almost every time they stepped off base. “They couldn’t get outside the wire more than 50 meters … Continue reading

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