Monday, April 20, 2009

With An American Platoon, Ambushed in Afghanistan

This photo shows an American infantryman, running for cover after been dazed by an IED blast which killed a comrade and started an ambush of his platoon by Taliban forces.

The accompanying article, published in today's New York Times, captures the frustrations and dangers faced by NATO troops fighting in Afghanistan while trying to determine friend from foe. It's an amazing piece of reportage by a journalist willing to go into harm's way for the story, and it inspires great respect for the work of the infantry. Read the article here.

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