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Afghanistan security by The U.S. Army on Flickr.

Mine detector by The U.S. Army on Flickr.

U.S. Army Sgt. William Richard, from Chicago, serving with C Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, uses a mine detector, Nov. 29, 2011, outside Camp Parsa, Khowst province, Afghanistan. Making themselves a constant presence, U.S. and Afghan forces work to introduce themselves to the locals and discourage insurgent activity. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Phillip McTaggart / Released

Rear security by The U.S. Army on Flickr.