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Slideshow: Life at Checkpoint 2.5
This tiny US outpost in Kunar is one of the most remote and vulnerable - just 600 metres away from a Taliban stronghold.
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 13:07

While John D McHugh was making The Winter War  for Al Jazeera's People & Power series, he spent three days in a tiny US outpost called Checkpoint 2.5 in Kunar, eastern Afghanistan. The footage did not make it into the film, but in this audio slideshow, he gives a sense of what it is like for the US soldiers of 2/27 Infantry to live in such a remote and vulnerable posting.

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