As the sun dips behind the ridgeline high above, the rugged Afghanistan valley through which the dismounted patrol has been moving all day is enveloped entirely in shadow—a reminder of how many long and tiresome hours have passed since the soldiers set out. The patrol was planned after the platoon received reports that there are enemy combatants in their area of operation, but the day has passed with no contact with the enemy. Then suddenly, as the tired soldiers begin to close out the day, they are hit with sniper fire and RPGs. The soldiers immediately seek cover and...Read More
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