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WASHINGTON, USA - MARCH 14: Snow falls on the Iwo Jima Memorial and the National Mall behind it during an abnormally late snow fall in Washington, United States on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella brought snow to the Northeast region. Although not among the hardest hit, Washington is still experiencing snowy, wintry weather from the storm. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Marine Corps Adds Iraq, Afghanistan Wars to Iwo Jima Memorial

Fallujah. Marjah. Those battlefields will be etched forever in Marine Corps history, among others in Iraq and Afghanistan. And now, those wars will be etched on the Marine Corps’ iconic bronze U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, in Arlington, Virginia.

Approximately 14,000 US troops are now in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon

Top U.S. General: Nearly 14,000 U.S. Troops Now Fighting in Afghanistan

The number of American troops fighting jihadists and training their Afghan counterparts to secure their own country has reached “approximately 14,000,” boosting the overall U.S.-NATO military footprint to more than 20,000, affirmed Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the Director of the Joint Staff (DJS).