The Battle in Afghanistan's Kunar Province
Into the Breach
A U.S. Marine is badgered by an irate villager in the Korengal Valley. The Afghan man was complaining about U.S. mortar strikes landing near his village, while the Marine was pointing out that Taliban fighters consistently attack U.S. forces from the hills near the village. This is a conversation that takes place on a regular basis between American troops and Afghan villagers, with no resolution.