This is a set of photographs that was shot on an iPhone in the Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan in April and May 2011.

The US soldiers filmmaker John D McHugh was embedded with, 1 Platoon, Delta Company, 1-66 Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, received information that the Taliban were planning a large scale offensive, including several simultaneous attacks on outlying outposts.

Their base, Combat Outpost TJ, was a prime target, and so the soldiers redoubled their efforts to improve their defences. There followed three frantic days of building new walls, hammering posts, and laying barbed and razor wire. The offensive, however, never materialised.


People & Power - Endgame? can be seen from Wednesday, June 15, at the following times GMT: Wednesday: 2230; Thursday: 0930; Friday: 0330; Saturday: 1630; Sunday: 2230; Monday: 0930. 

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Source: Al Jazeera