The Battle of Wanat

On July 13, 2008, Taliban fighters launched a major assault on a small U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan, killing nine soldiers and wounding 27. This timeline chronicles the battle from the perspective of a lieutenant killed in the fight, Jonathan Brostrom, and his father, who has sought answers to what went wrong. It was researched partly in collaboration with CBS News.

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SOURCES: Staff reports; photos and video courtesy David Brostrom; Draft report by Douglas R. Cubbison; Sgt. Julie Wiegand, 305th Military History Detachment
GRAPHIC: Ben de la Cruz, Kat Downs, Liz Heron, Greg Jaffe, Laris Karklis, Jason Ukman, Pierre Kattar and Francine Uenuma -- The Washington Post