In Afghanistan's Helmand province, a Marine platoon had taken over an abandoned compound, NPR reports. It was little more than a vacant lot, choked with weeds and surrounded by high mud walls. One day last month, the Marines were getting set to head out on patrol. While they waited, they joked around in the Marine way: insulting each other, telling raw stories…

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