Prisoners comprised of Taliban, murderers, and petty criminals, stand in their jail cell in the Wardak Provincial jail in the village of Mayden Shar in Afghanistan's Wardak province Tuesday April 7, 2009. The prison, built for 60 but housing some 80 criminals, has seen a  reduction in inmates entering the facility since the U.S. military significantly increased the number of troops in Wardak from roughly 150 to 1500 in January. 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)
Prisoners comprised of Taliban, murderers, and petty criminals, stand in their jail cell in the Wardak Provincial jail in the village of Mayden Shar in Afghanistan's Wardak province Tuesday April 7, 2009. The prison, built for 60 but housing some 80 criminals, has seen a reduction in inmates entering the facility since the U.S. military significantly increased the number of troops in Wardak from roughly 150 to 1500 in January. 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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