We went home; the USMC went hard US claims to have driven Taliban out of Sangin | World news | The Guardian Shows what you can do if you have a political leadership who actually believe in the fight, instead of trying to do the minimum necessary to maintain a "place at the table". A telling quote: Colonel Jason Morris, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in Sangin, avoided any overt criticism of the British force and made a point of referring to "our British brothers". He added: "The British did well here for an economy of force operation. They were just trying to keep the business centre open and keep themselves resupplied. The marines have taken the fight to the enemy."