10th Mountain Division soldiers crawl through matted grass to take up positions above a string of tiny Afghan hamlets in Loya Gorigah. The mission was to uncover hidden weapons and arrest elements of a bomb-making team and other insurgents that had been terrorizing surrounding villages.
10th Mountain Division soldiers crawl through matted grass to take up positions above a string of tiny Afghan hamlets in Loya Gorigah. The mission was to uncover hidden weapons and arrest elements of a bomb-making team and other insurgents that had been terrorizing surrounding villages. Philip Smucker / MCT
10th Mountain Division soldiers crawl through matted grass to take up positions above a string of tiny Afghan hamlets in Loya Gorigah. The mission was to uncover hidden weapons and arrest elements of a bomb-making team and other insurgents that had been terrorizing surrounding villages. Philip Smucker / MCT

For U.S. forces in Afghanistan, shifting mission isn't simple

April 02, 2009 4:32 PM