61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan

61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan

Jacob Miller - September 15, 2017

61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
November 13, 2007: A dust-covered Afghan National Army soldier with a flower tucked behind his ear rides on the back of a vehicle during a patrol near the Taliban stronghold of Panjwaii town, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. Telegraph
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
British and US soldiers control the crowd during medical assistance in Kabul, February 26, 2008. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
President George W. Bush, with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, during a visit to Kabul in 2008. Credit Lynsey Addario for The New York Times
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
Then-US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, and US Army General David McKiernan, the top US and NATO Commander in Afghanistan, right, listen to Afghan governors and local officials during their visit to Forward Operating Base Airborne in the mountains of Wardak Province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a US Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters open fire near Garmsir in Helmand Province, May 2008. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
A suicide car bomber struck near a hotel in Kabul, killing at least eight people and wounding 40, in 2009. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers, one of whom is dressed in his underwear, take defensive positions after their combat outpost came under fire from the Taliban in the Korengal Valley in May 2009. Daily Mail
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
US soldiers of the 2-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade prepare to tow a broken-down improvised-explosive-device (IED) detecting Huskie vehicle during a patrol in the Pesh Valley in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, July 30, 2009. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
A U.S. mortar team return fire during an attack by militants on Michigan Base in the Pesh Valley in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, in August 2009. Daily Mail
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
Soldiers from the First Infantry Division on foot patrol in Hutal, Kandahar Provance, 2009. The New York Times
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
An American soldier looking over the Pech Valley, in Kunar Province, in 2010. Credit Christoph Bangert for The New York Times
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
Afghan soldiers rushed a wounded Afghan National Police officer to a United States Army medevac helicopter in Kunar Province in 2010. Credit Moises Saman for The New York Times
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
US soldiers kneel during a memorial ceremony for Capt. Daniel Whitten and Pvt. First Class Zachary Lovejoy at the Remote Sweeney FOB in Zabul province, southern Afghanistan, February 8, 2010. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
Marines on patrol looking for homemade bombs in Marja, Helmand Province, in 2010. Credit Tyler Hicks: The New York Times
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
An American troop transport preparing to land in Mazar-i-Sharif in April 2010. Credit Damon Winter: The New York Times
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
US Army medic Staff Sergeant Rahkeem Francis with Charlie Company, 6-101 Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, treats an Afghan boy with a broken leg onboard a medevac helicopter near the town of Marjah in Helmand Province, August 19, 2010. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
NATO soldiers play table soccer under flashlights at a military outpost near the village of Bazaar e Panjwaii, in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, August 2010. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
US Marines of Regiment Combat Team 1 (RCT 1) watch TV as President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama Bin Laden, at Camp Dwyer in Helman Province, on May 2, 2011. US President Barack Obama said on May 1, 2011, that justice had been done after the September 11, 2001 attacks with the death of Osama bin Laden, but warned that Al-Qaeda will still try to attack the US. Chicago Tribune
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
An Afghan shepherd walks with a flock of sheep past a US Marines armored vehicle outside the Camp Gorgak in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 5, 2011. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
An explosion is seen after airstrikes by NATO-led forces during fighting against Taliban insurgents in Shewa district of Nangarhar province in July 2011. Daily Mail
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
First Sergeant Mac Miller from Comanche Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, lift weights at Forward Operating Base Connolly in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, March 3, 2012. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
A US Army soldier and a member of the Afghan Uniform Police arm wrestle prior to a joint patrol near Command Outpost AJK (short for Azim-Jan-Kariz, a nearby village) in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, January 28, 2013. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
Soldiers boarded a helicopter in Kunduz in 2013. Credit Damon Winter: The New York Times
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
Afghan National Army soldiers, left, and American soldiers blew up a Taliban firing position in the village of Layadira, Kandahar Province, in 2013. Bryan Denton for The New York Times
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
Members of the 101st Airborne Division in Paktia Province in 2013. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
Afghan children gesture at US soldiers as they stand guard near an Afghan police checkpoint during a mission near Forward Operating Base Fenty in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, December 19, 2014. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
The aftermath of an accidental American airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz in 2015. Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
US soldiers attend to a wounded soldier at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 30, 2015. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
A US soldier keeps watch at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 4, 2016. Business Insider
61 Photographs of the American War in Afghanistan
A view of the outskirts of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province in 2016. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times

 

Sources For Further Reading:

CFR – The U.S. War in Afghanistan Timeline

Politico – ‘I’d Never Been Involved in Anything as Secret as This’

History Channel – How SEAL Team Six Took Out Osama Bin Laden

New York Times – U.S. Has 1,000 More Troops in Afghanistan Than It Disclosed

Aljazeera – NATO Leaders Agree to Afghan Exit Strategy

US Army – Operation Enduring Freedom Comes to An End

Ottawa Citizen – Afghan War and Reconstruction Has Cost U.S. More Than $700 Billion

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