Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, stand guard on the outside wall of the US Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, Sept. 14, 2013. The Marines are currently guarding the US Consulate following the Sept. 13 attack which caused significant damage to the building's infrastructure and left six insurgents dead. US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough.