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As the US draws back its combat forces from Afghanistan, what will they leave behind?
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Afghan National Army soldiers conduct a live fire exercise with their mortars in Panjwayi, Kandahar, under the watchful eye of their US counterparts from 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment.   


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US troops from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, prepare broken down vehicles for transportation back to the US as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 19 April 2013. 


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US troops from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, prepare to go on a joint operation with Afghan Local Police, on 20 April 2013.  


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Afghan Local Police (ALP), without uniforms, share Chai and conversation after conducting a joint operation with US soldiers from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, on 21 April 2013.   


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Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (3L, with prayer beads) alongside other ALP at a meeting with US troops in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, 25 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken.   


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US troops from 1-38 Infantry at Masum Ghar in Panjwayi, Kandahar, continue to pack as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 26 April 2013.  


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An Afghan National Army soldier tees off at Masum Ghar, in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 27 April 2013, as US troops from Bayonet Company, 1-38 Infantry prepare to leave.  


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A Blackhawk helicopter takes off from Masum Ghar Forward Operating Base in Panjwayi district, Kandahar to conduct a battlefield reconnaissance flight, on 27 April 2013.  


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Captain Matthew Boise (R), Bayonet Company Commander, 1-38 Infantry, looks out over Panjwayi, Kandahar, from a Blackhawk helicopter during a battlefield reconnaissance flight, on 27 April 2013.   


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Abdul Jalil (centre), an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken 


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Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (3L) alongside other ALP during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken.  


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Captain Matthew Boise, Bayonet Company Commander, 1-38 Infantry, listens on his radio during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. 


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 Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (L) at a meeting with US troops in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 25 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken  


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US troops from 1-38 Infantry at Masum Ghar in Panjwayi, Kandahar, continue to pack as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 26 April 2013 


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Afghan National Army soldiers conduct a live fire exercise with their mortars in Panjwayi, Kandahar, under the watchful eye of their US counterparts from 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment.   ;*;US troops from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, prepare broken down vehicles for transportation back to the US as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 19 April 2013. ;*;US troops from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, prepare to go on a joint operation with Afghan Local Police, on 20 April 2013.  ;*;Afghan Local Police (ALP), without uniforms, share Chai and conversation after conducting a joint operation with US soldiers from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, on 21 April 2013.   ;*;Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (3L, with prayer beads) alongside other ALP at a meeting with US troops in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, 25 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken.   ;*;US troops from 1-38 Infantry at Masum Ghar in Panjwayi, Kandahar, continue to pack as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 26 April 2013.  ;*;An Afghan National Army soldier tees off at Masum Ghar, in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 27 April 2013, as US troops from Bayonet Company, 1-38 Infantry prepare to leave.  ;*;A Blackhawk helicopter takes off from Masum Ghar Forward Operating Base in Panjwayi district, Kandahar to conduct a battlefield reconnaissance flight, on 27 April 2013.  ;*;Captain Matthew Boise (R), Bayonet Company Commander, 1-38 Infantry, looks out over Panjwayi, Kandahar, from a Blackhawk helicopter during a battlefield reconnaissance flight, on 27 April 2013.   ;*;Abdul Jalil (centre), an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken ;*;Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (3L) alongside other ALP during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken.  ;*;Captain Matthew Boise, Bayonet Company Commander, 1-38 Infantry, listens on his radio during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. ;*; Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (L) at a meeting with US troops in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 25 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken  ;*;US troops from 1-38 Infantry at Masum Ghar in Panjwayi, Kandahar, continue to pack as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 26 April 2013 Daylife ID:
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Afghan National Army soldiers conduct a live fire exercise with their mortars in Panjwayi, Kandahar, under the watchful eye of their US counterparts from 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment.   

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:32:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=0dS913t8LL3aHJOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

Afghan National Army soldiers conduct a live fire exercise with their mortars in Panjwayi, Kandahar, under the watchful eye of their US counterparts from 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment.   

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=05sja9ugd1g5U

US troops from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, prepare broken down vehicles for transportation back to the US as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 19 April 2013. 

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=05sja9ugd1g5UJOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

US troops from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, prepare broken down vehicles for transportation back to the US as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 19 April 2013. 

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=0gaZ0mbfeu7q1

US troops from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, prepare to go on a joint operation with Afghan Local Police, on 20 April 2013.  

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=0gaZ0mbfeu7q1JOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

US troops from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, prepare to go on a joint operation with Afghan Local Police, on 20 April 2013.  

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=03yVguTaFM8zu

Afghan Local Police (ALP), without uniforms, share Chai and conversation after conducting a joint operation with US soldiers from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, on 21 April 2013.   

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=03yVguTaFM8zuJOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

Afghan Local Police (ALP), without uniforms, share Chai and conversation after conducting a joint operation with US soldiers from 1-38 Infantry in Panjwayi, Kandahar, on 21 April 2013.   

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=0aA80Gv9Fk0HO

Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (3L, with prayer beads) alongside other ALP at a meeting with US troops in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, 25 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken.   

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=0aA80Gv9Fk0HOJOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (3L, with prayer beads) alongside other ALP at a meeting with US troops in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, 25 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken.   

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=0gttgw20iOg9Q

US troops from 1-38 Infantry at Masum Ghar in Panjwayi, Kandahar, continue to pack as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 26 April 2013.  

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=0gttgw20iOg9QJOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

US troops from 1-38 Infantry at Masum Ghar in Panjwayi, Kandahar, continue to pack as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 26 April 2013.  

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=05Ge1ALgEr7Ip

An Afghan National Army soldier tees off at Masum Ghar, in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 27 April 2013, as US troops from Bayonet Company, 1-38 Infantry prepare to leave.  

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=05Ge1ALgEr7IpJOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

An Afghan National Army soldier tees off at Masum Ghar, in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 27 April 2013, as US troops from Bayonet Company, 1-38 Infantry prepare to leave.  

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=08nw7cXdr2h0t

A Blackhawk helicopter takes off from Masum Ghar Forward Operating Base in Panjwayi district, Kandahar to conduct a battlefield reconnaissance flight, on 27 April 2013.  

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=08nw7cXdr2h0tJOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

A Blackhawk helicopter takes off from Masum Ghar Forward Operating Base in Panjwayi district, Kandahar to conduct a battlefield reconnaissance flight, on 27 April 2013.  

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=046y61qe7kfvV

Captain Matthew Boise (R), Bayonet Company Commander, 1-38 Infantry, looks out over Panjwayi, Kandahar, from a Blackhawk helicopter during a battlefield reconnaissance flight, on 27 April 2013.   

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=046y61qe7kfvVJOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

Captain Matthew Boise (R), Bayonet Company Commander, 1-38 Infantry, looks out over Panjwayi, Kandahar, from a Blackhawk helicopter during a battlefield reconnaissance flight, on 27 April 2013.   

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=04bi68F9e9cJZ

Abdul Jalil (centre), an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken 

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=04bi68F9e9cJZJOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

Abdul Jalil (centre), an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken 

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=0gr3fgB0viguK

Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (3L) alongside other ALP during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken.  

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=0gr3fgB0viguKJOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (3L) alongside other ALP during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken.  

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdownhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=03tI1o3bdd6LB

Captain Matthew Boise, Bayonet Company Commander, 1-38 Infantry, listens on his radio during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. 

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=03tI1o3bdd6LBJOHN D MCHUGHJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

Captain Matthew Boise, Bayonet Company Commander, 1-38 Infantry, listens on his radio during a short lull in a five hour firefight with the Taliban in Pay-E Moluk village, Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 30 April 2013. 

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdown http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=03rne632b327m

 Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (L) at a meeting with US troops in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 25 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken  

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=03rne632b327mJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

 Abdul Jalil, an Afghan Local Police commander, is seen (L) at a meeting with US troops in Panjwayi district, Kandahar, on 25 April 2013. Jalil was killed fighting the Taliban days after this photo was taken  

Afghanistan: Drawdown
Afghanistan: Drawdown http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=0cI0cUC8D99xJ

US troops from 1-38 Infantry at Masum Ghar in Panjwayi, Kandahar, continue to pack as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 26 April 2013 

Wed, 29 May 2013 08:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Afghanistan%3A-Drawdown?image_id=0cI0cUC8D99xJJOHN D MCHUGHAl Jazeera Upload Images

US troops from 1-38 Infantry at Masum Ghar in Panjwayi, Kandahar, continue to pack as part of their ongoing drawdown from Afghanistan, on 26 April 2013 

Afghanistan: Drawdown


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