(US Army photo)
Lost in the 24 hour news cycle are the military operations that go on every day in Afghanistan and Iraq. The story titled, “Forces Detain Insurgents, Seize Weapons in Afghanistan“, sounds similar to a hundred other articles you may have read over the last several years. But look closer.
In the article you will read about insurgents trying to smuggle weapons and explosives into Afghanistan from Pakistan, and how American and Afghan troops are working to stop the flow. There are firefights. There are arrests. There are vehicles trying to evade checkpoints. It gives a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of our troops in a hot war.