The sea forces provide continuous air support to marines and other ground forces engaged in Afghanistan. Since July 2009, the Second Marine Expeditionary Brigade has conducted "Operation Khanjar" in southern Afghanistan, the most significant U.S. Marine Corps operation since the 2004 battle of Faliujah in Iraq and the largest helicopter insertion since the Vietnam War, the Navy said.
U.S. Navy Continues Supporting Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq Anonymous Sea Technology; Jul 2010; 51, 7; Docstoc pg. 48 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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