July 7, 2009 - Korengal, Kunar, Afghanistan - U.S. Army PFC CHARLONNE of the 2st Platoon, Baker Company, 2nd BN, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division stands above an elementary school in on a ridge opposite Donga village where Apache helicopters fire white phosphorous into known Taliban fighting positions.  While banned as a weapon due to how it burns victims, white phosphorous is commonly used to obscure an enemy's vision.  U.S. forces in the area had recently been taking small arms and RPG fire from this and other enemy positions in the area.  (Credit Image: © John Goodman / ZUMA Press) (image by John Goodman)
July 7, 2009 - Korengal, Kunar, Afghanistan - U.S. Army PFC CHARLONNE of the 2st Platoon, Baker Company, 2nd BN, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division stands above an elementary school in on a ridge opposite Donga village where Apache helicopters fire white phosphorous into known Taliban fighting positions. While banned as a weapon due to how it burns victims, white phosphorous is commonly used to obscure an enemy's vision. U.S. forces in the area had recently been taking small arms and RPG fire from this and other enemy positions in the area. (Credit Image: © John Goodman / ZUMA Press)
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