An Up-Close Look at the Wrong End of War in Afghanistan

A U.S. News reporter reflects on his experience with Air Force and Army units in a war zone.

The crew from a 10th Mountain Dustoff, Charlie Company medevac unit transports a wounded ANA fighter on a stretcher. (Paul Shinkman for USN&WR)
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It was pretty cool, since we were able to deliver the patient to a hospital at Kabul -- where all Afghan high-priority casualties go -- to drop him off. He likely would have died in the mountains without this medevac. The medics on board said he was almost certainly going to be just fine.

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