Middle East

August 6, 2011

Commandos killed in Afghanistan were fighting war few see

The 30 U.S. troops killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down Saturday in eastern Afghanistan — many of them Navy SEALs — were fighting a war rarely talked about. They were not battling Afghanistan’s ingrained corruption, or building new roads or crafting nascent local governments. They were the ones who night after night go after the U.S.'s most-wanted of the war.

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