Sides of the Wire | Afghanistan

Multimedia photo documentary by Corbis Images photojournalist David Bathgate

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An ever more fortified line of defense separates U.S. led NATO troops from the hearts and minds they’ve been sent to win in the name of a stable, democratic Afghanistan government.  Traveling beyond their military fortifications – going “outside the wire,” as it’s called – spells a necessary danger in deadly roadside bombs, suicide attacks and in recent months, a bolder and more brazen insurgency.  Yet after nearly a decade and thousands of lives lost on both civilian and military sides of the divide, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is calling for a reduction in U.S. presence – an action he says his people want, but one that stands at point blank odds to U.S. policy for his country.

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  1. [...] of the Wire | Afghanistan Multimedia photo documentary by photojournalist David Bathgate An ever more fortified line of [...]

  2. John says:

    David , this is a great piece. The story of the wire, both inside and out, is one of the defining modern conundrums we face in the world today. Afghanistan is not an easy place.

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