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    A U.S. Soldier stands against the Afghan skyline after securing a combat outpost in Rajankala in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 26, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II

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    1. rakkasan69 65 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot the silouette is just perfect .. my prayers go out to you fellas and ladies every day

    2. Lisa Bundy [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      outstanding photo

    3. brass|MAGAZINE 65 months ago | reply

      Thanks for posting this picture under a Creative Commons license. I used it for this blog: Here's the attribution link I used: / CC BY 2.0.

    4. r.whitlock 65 months ago | reply

      It's wrong to put people in harm's way over policies of economic dominance.

      Seeking control in order to dominate the competition is wrong. Especially when taken to the level of war making.

      The war in Afghanistan is less about terrorism than it is about geo-strategic dominance and control of resources.

      The USA created terrorism via polices of economic exploitation - imperialism.

      The best anti-terror policy is to abolish imperialism.

      Create an economic model that truly strives toward genuine mutual prosperity for all people. That's the real anti-terror policy.

      Economic survival of the "fittest" is insane and stupid. The only place natural selection belongs is in the field of biology and reproduction. Economic survival of the "fittest" (or most willing to do harm) breeds hate, fear, division and violence.

      There's a better way than that. Another world is possible.

    5. Howie31A 65 months ago | reply


      You really don't know what you're talking about. I spent a year in Afghanistan as a Soldier, and believe me when I tell you that what we were and are doing in that country has nothing to do with energy or money, except for all of it we're expending over there trying to help the Afghan people realize at least a tiny level of freedom and self-actualization. Every morning we drove down the streets of Kabul in our HUMMVEE, and watched thousands of young Afghan girls walking to school, and I would tell my Soldiers that was the reason we were there. We were thwarting the Taliban and allowing the children of Afghanistan to get an education. That is a priceless gift, and worth the blood of my friends spilled on that ground. You need to get your head out of your books and into the real world and get a glimpse of the "big picture" my friend...

    6. r.whitlock 65 months ago | reply

      hahaha, Howie, thanks for that.

      I have heard from others who have spent time in the US Military occupying Afghanistan, and I have heard a different story.

      It's interesting how different people can come away with such different experiences.

      I was told, by Josh Stieber and Connor Curan, that the policy of the at least one detail of soldiers was to instill more fear of themselves than the Taliban. To instill fear in the civilians - that was their method for pacification.

      In reality - it was causing more Afghans to join the resistance.

      Visit their website:

    7. r.whitlock 65 months ago | reply

      actually, I am a really nice person.

    8. Shane Huang 65 months ago | reply

      Brass, FYI the license on this photograph is even more liberal than a CC license. Works produced by the U.S. government in official duties (like every photograph in this account) are public domain. You can copy, alter, and distribute to your heart's content, even commercially. It's good manners to give attribution, though. DoD photographers work pretty hard to get this stuff out to the public.

    9. sfpd [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture! thanks for sharing =)

    10. Travelling.Angel 65 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot. It's beauty with a question-mark...almost a contradiction. Very moving...makes my heart go out to all those men & women serving their country. xxx

    11. HHR-AWAY 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ~New Envy of Flickr!~ Invited Only - 1 post - 2 comment, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      My late father and my late hubby were in the army too.
      I love everything about army.
      Have a great day.

    12. A7design1 64 months ago | reply

      This brilliant photo is awarded a Nikon-flickr-Award!

      Nikon-flickr-Award (post1 – award 3)

    13. Khalid Sarwar 63 months ago | reply

      I can see what looks like a shotgun on his back and it made me think of that famous Aliens quote: "I like to keep this handy... for close encounters."

    14. Dylan MacMaster 63 months ago | reply

      Fantastic silhouette!

      ~New Envy of Flickr!~
      Seen in the ~New Envy of Flickr!~

    15. Chilsworthy Bob 63 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image - so evocative - made me think for five minutes - ty

    16. steven_henderson83 63 months ago | reply

      Great picture. God Bless you guys over there. Never forget 9-11

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