Bakh Shullah, a 26-year-old Afghan commando with 3rd Commando Kandak, scans the horizon for security threats during a clearing operation in Zharay District, Kandahar Province. Shullah and fellow commandos were partnered with U.S. service members from Special Operations Task Force – South for the operation, which resulted in the discovery of 200 pounds of homemade explosives.

(Photo by Staff Sergeant Jeremy Crisp, 6 March 2011 via DVIDS.)