The New York Times article, “Foot on Bomb, Marine Defies a Taliban Trap” is an amazing recount of a near-miss with an I.E.D. On January 22, Lance Cpl. Ryan T. Mathison stepped on a mine that did not go off, thus beginning a journey through the Taliban’s tactics and eventually leading to an affirmation of friendship among his fellow Marines.
Article By C. J. CHIVERS

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