U.S., Afghan Forces Conduct Mission in Kandahar Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • As seen through a night-vision device, a U.S. Special Forces soldier prepares to move toward Dewai Kalay village in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Jan. 14, 2014. The U.S. soldier is assigned to Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha. The unit assisted Afghan commandos with a clearing operation to disrupt insurgents from using Dewai Kalay village and surrounding areas as a safe haven. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores
  • As seen through a night-vision device, a U.S. sailor sweeps for improvised explosive devices around a compound during a clearing operation in Dewai Kalay village in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Jan. 14, 2014. The U.S. sailor is an explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores
  • As seen through a night-vision device, Afghan commandos and U.S. Special Forces soldiers conduct a clearing operation in Dewai Kalay village in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Jan. 14, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores
  • Afghan commandos and U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers patrol between two compounds during a clearing operation in Dewai Kalay village in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Jan. 14, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores
  • Afghan commandos and U.S. Special Forces soldiers patrol toward a compound during a clearing operation in Dewai Kalay village in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Jan. 14, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores
  • An Afghan commando, right, and U.S. Special Forces soldier stop to investigate products believed to be illegal drugs found during a clearing operation in Dewai Kalay village in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Jan. 14, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores
  • An Afghan commando, left, watches as a U.S. sailor, center, and a U.S. Special Forces soldier carry bags of suspected illegal drugs found during a clearing operation in Dewai Kalay village in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Jan. 14, 2014. The sailor is an explosive ordnance disposal technician. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores
  • A U.S. Special Forces soldier keeps watch and provides security during a clearing operation in Dewai Kalay village in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Jan. 14, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores
  • U.S. Special Forces soldiers fire a recoilless rifle toward an enemy fighting position during a clearing operation with Afghan commandos in Dewai Kalay village in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Jan. 14, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores
  • An Afghan commando, right, and U.S. Special Forces soldier watch for enemy movement after receiving fire during a clearing operation in Dewai Kalay village in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Jan. 14, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bertha A. Flores