1LT Brendan McCarthy, of the US Army's Blackhawk Company, 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, based out of Fort Drum, NY, waves to locals while patrolling the Nerkh valley in Afghanistan's Wardak province Monday April 6, 2009. The 2-87, part of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 10th Mountain Division,  were originally slated to deploy to Iraq but were re-routed to Afghanistan and are part of the U.S. forces' first major push into the Wardak and Logar region that saw a heavy anti-coalition resurgence last year marking the worst since the war began in 2001 for deaths among NATO forces. The brigade is the first substantial illustration of the U.S.'s new military focus in Afghanistan.  (image by David Goldman)
1LT Brendan McCarthy, of the US Army's Blackhawk Company, 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, based out of Fort Drum, NY, waves to locals while patrolling the Nerkh valley in Afghanistan's Wardak province Monday April 6, 2009. The 2-87, part of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, were originally slated to deploy to Iraq but were re-routed to Afghanistan and are part of the U.S. forces' first major push into the Wardak and Logar region that saw a heavy anti-coalition resurgence last year marking the worst since the war began in 2001 for deaths among NATO forces. The brigade is the first substantial illustration of the U.S.'s new military focus in Afghanistan.
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