As the U.S. military continues its operation in Afghanistan's Helmand province to flush out the Taliban and eradicate the area's opium trade, we check in with the troops. Brigadier-General Eric Tremblay of the International Security Assistance Force is watching over the 4,000 Marines there. He joins The Takeaway to talk about progress, casualties, and to provide an overall update on the security situation in Afghanistan. Also joining the conversation is Retired Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl. He's the President of the Center for a New American Security a national security think-tank in Washington, DC.