War on Terrorism

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Videos Capture U.S. Missions, Afghan Life

American Forces Press Service

March 4, 2009 - Fred Baker III, an American Forces Press Service reporter, is traveling in eastern Afghanistan, an area of rugged beauty beset by insurgent violence and poverty. In his latest videos, Baker features one of Paktia province's few hospitals, where workers struggle to meet even basic needs, towns where local men grapple for work and handouts from the provincial reconstruction team, and U.S. troops as they strike a delicate balance between ridding the area of insurgency and winning the trust of residents.

Baker's videos, along with his stories and journal entries, are posted on the DefenseLINK Special Report "On Location in Afghanistan" at http://www.defenselink.mil/home/features/2009/0209_afghanistan/.

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