A soldier with the U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, based out of Fort Drum, NY, walks past a trash fire on his way to board a Blackhawk helicopter to be dropped in the mountains of the Nerkh Valley for a mission in Afghanistan's Wardak province Tuesday April 7, 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)
A soldier with the U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, based out of Fort Drum, NY, walks past a trash fire on his way to board a Blackhawk helicopter to be dropped in the mountains of the Nerkh Valley for a mission in Afghanistan's Wardak province Tuesday April 7, 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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