Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade are in the final months of their mission in Combat Outpost Jaghatu, which will likely close later this year.
Sept. 9, 2012 Lt. Col. Rahmatullah Afghanea, center, the commander of the Afghan battalion at Combat Outpost Jaghatu, looks through the scope of a rifle as Staff Sgt. Jessie Miller, right, stands ground outside the outpost in Jaghatu, Afghanistan.Lorenzo Tugnoli/For The Washington Post
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