Orgun-E Base Plays Role In Disrupting Taliban Routes Along Pakistan Border
PUSHTAY, AFGHANISTAN - JANUARY 09: US Army soldiers with a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) prepare for a mission to the village of Pushtay January 9, 2010 in Orgune, Afghanistan. Soldiers, from Forward Operating Base (FOB) Orgun-E in Paktika Province, went to the village to inquire about their needs and concerns. FOB Orgun-E plays a critical role in disrupting Taliban routes into Afghanistan from neighboring Pakistan. The province, which is roughly the size of Vermont, shares a restive and porous 600 kilometer border with Pakistan. As the United States begins to deploy an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey recently announced in a report that America needs to prepare for hundreds of U.S. casualties each month in Afghanistan during spring fighting with the Taliban. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)